|Art Student Sarah Ellisen at work on her project.|
Friday, February 28, 2014
Student Artwork to Shine for Compassion Project
As part of our upcoming Cory Chisel concert, we are proud to be working with the Fox Cities P.A.C. and local high school students to bring another Compassion Project event to our community. "The Art of Compassion" is a silent auction of student art, inspired by the works of local non-profit organizations with all proceeds to be give to those organizations. Students chose to work with NAMI, ARC of the Fox Valley, Harbor House and the Fox Cities Emergency Shelter.
Chip Noffke, Visual Arts teacher at Appleton East, was kind enough to share his experience with us.
"As an AASD Fine Arts Teacher, I was excited and honored be part of this great opportunity. Visually listening to our youth is something I do on a daily basis, yet I am still amazed when I see the range of results and compassion that so easily pours from our students. It is my hope that as you enjoy the answers to this rich question, your hearts and eyes will also be opened to see the possibilities and fullness of our all futures through our young artists’ eyes and these four noteworthy organizations.
"In continuation with our last community wide event, Fox Valley youth artists share how “The Fine Arts” continue to be one of the strongest and most diverse communication tools. Students have once again easily opened our emotional doors and bridged the connections between community, education and humanity through their art which focus on local organizations and the compassion they provide for the Fox Valley.
"NAMI, ARC of the Fox Valley, Harbor House and the Fox Cities Emergency Shelter are four groups that have various roles in our K-12 systems, though often over looked how. Our students had the opportunity to explore the ways in which each organization played a role in helping all ages, genders, and families succeed in coping and overcoming life’s left turns. One common point that had a significant connection with students is that we all knew of somebody that has worked with one of these organizations on some level. This offered great inspiration for the artists.
"The artists involved were asked to share their interpretation of what compassion looks like for one of the organizations or how their art could offer compassion for somebody working with one of the four organizations. Artists then used their gifts and talents to visually express their feelings, thoughts, and ideas about each group to bring awareness and support to these service organizations right here in the Fox Valley with amazing results. Each original art work reflects their unique answers."
Please join us for this special event at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm. You can purchase tickets to the concert on our website.
Doors open at 6:30, so come early to see and bid on the art!