One of our art classes at Fox Road was able to draw from some local inspiration on a recent project.
5th grade art students created sculptures using wire, paper towels, glue and acrylic paint. Students were inspired by the artwork of Lucille Mathis who is a school volunteer and the grandparent of one of our students. Lucille has created hundreds of sculptures of women, men, animals and scenes of African American culture. I met her after she created a sculpture of our school mascot for the front office and insisted that she meet the kids and show them her work. Then she decided to volunteer at the school almost daily for five weeks to teach all of our 5th graders her artistic technique.
She really hit it off with the kids, they love her personality and creativity. The students have been delighted to work with Ms. Mathis and have beamed with pride over their finished sculptures.
I loved the work so much that I entered it into the upcoming Artquake 2020 art exhibition at Sertoma Arts Center this March. I’m also happy to share that Lucille will display her work alongside the children at the art exhibition. She is displaying a sculpture entitled Umoja and another called Ms. Rosa.
Article contributed by Mrs. Kendrick-Faulkner