"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but impossible when you do."
-- Edgar Degas
GCPS Tapestry 2021
Gwinnett County Public Schools hosted its annual visual arts show "Tapestry" from February 19th through March 29th, 2021. But just because it is no longer on display at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC) doesn’t mean you completely missed it. The show will remain online for the next year and you can see the amazing student work at this link: https://gcpsfineartstapestry.weebly.com/
High Museum of Art Partnership with GCPS
Gwinnett County is a long-standing district partner with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The schools and the Museum both understand the importance of high-quality art classes as well as the power of integrating the study of art into all subjects. This virtual exhibition is a component of the partnership, showcasing the talents of students in grades 6 through 8. You can access the Gwinnett County Public Schools Art Exhibition with the HIGH Museum HERE
Bus Safety Poster Contest
The State of Georgia has announced the state winners for this year’s Bus Safety Poster contest entitled “Be Safe, Know the Danger Zone”. Rayna Park, a student at Hull Middle School took First Place in Division 3 and Huyen Pham, a student at Northbrook Middle School took First Place in Division 4. Both students will have their works entered in the National round next.
South Gwinnett Visual Art Student to be Featured at SCAD
The photo titled "Self-aware," is a self-portrait of Kimberly P. Quezada-Cervante who is a Silver Key award winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing contest, will be featured at SCAD in an exhibition from February 22-29, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.
North Gwinnett Middle School Art Celebrates Black History Month
The students in the North Middle School Art class created this mural for their hallway from torn masking tape to celebrate Black History Month. Dannica Barnum, their Art Teacher, led the project.
Roberts Elementary Students Win State Art Awards
January 4, 2021
Congratulations to Philip Jeong and David Jeong of Roberts Elementary School for their award winning designs in the 2020 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. Philip’s design (above left) won first place and David’s design (above right) was awarded honorable mention for the State of Georgia.
Pumpkins for A Cure!
October 27, 2020
The North Gwinnett High School National Art Honor Society painted a multitude of pumpkins (samples seen above) to sell at auction as an annual effort to support Relay for Life. The Honor Society believes in promoting Art With Purpose!
Brookwood Elementary Students Show That Art is Alive - even from home!
October 27, 2020
Shea Cunningham, Art Teacher at Brookwood Elementary showcases her students work in a digital Art Show that showcases the great art learning and production that is happening at home during our digital learning classes! See the slideshow here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1STvXVtRFdoxBgRB_dVz0Dv5LMUnCiKO5yCbrxk7NqPc/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p
Honorable Mention at Georgia Watercolor Society Show
October 26, 2020
Brookwood High School Senior, Cindy Huynh, earned an Honorable Mention for the Georgia Watercolor Society show for her painting.
Teacher Awarded "Beacon of Light, Unsung Hero Award"
May 1, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020 Loria Crews, an Art Teacher at Brookwood High School was recognized with the "Beacon of Light, Unsung Hero Award" by the 4th Congressional District and Congressman Hank Johnson. This was the inaugural ceremony celebrating pillars of the community who, through their selfless service and altruism, have made the district a better place to live, work, and play. The Beacon of Light award celebrates Professionals and Educators who shine brightly through their efforts with our youth and community.
From the Congressman:
Mrs Crews' successes with three Congressional First Place winners (totaling $144,00 in scholarship awards) and integrating compassion in the classroom makes her a Beacon of Light to our community. As an art educator, Mrs. Crews uses this opportunity to not only showcase their talents, emotions, voice, but to cultivate a behavior that will follow them into their adult years. Her photography students work with Artist, Molly Gochman, and aid in her strides to stop human trafficking through the red sand movement. Mrs. Crews' students compose images for the red sand movement to use on their site, in public, throughout social media in order to bring light to the marginalized victims in our community and world. Her students are also active volunteers in the fight to end childhood cancer and help families affected by this disease through combined efforts with the Amanda Riley Foundation. Mrs. Crews, along with her colleagues (Christopher Vigardt and Elizabeth Debban), annually lead Brookwood High School's National Art Honor Society Empty Bowls Community wide dinner. Art students create handmade ceramic bowls with donated material and serve homemade soup in order to bring awareness to end hunger by selling art with community fellowship.
Mrs. Crews is pictured above with Congressman Hank Johnson and her husband Chris Crews.