Archive for November, 2015

Cramer School Artwork at Ferry Avenue Library – Bearden to Kroc Center

November 26, 2015

I am so happy that for the past several years Art Aware was able to display 24 reproductions of art by Romare Bearden at the Camden County Ferry Avenue Library.  Jerry Szpila, Head Librarian, said that hundreds of children and adults enjoyed it and commented on it.

Some new work intiated by Faize Watkins, art teacher at Cramer Elementary School, is now displayed in the Ferry Avenue Library Conference Room together with some wonderful abstract art by Camden pre-schoolers.  I’ll post pictures of the whole exhibition by Cramer School students as soon as it is finished, sometime in December.

Next year visitors and after school students at the Kroc Center – Camden, will be introduced to Romare Bearden.  We can learn so much by just looking at his paintings!


2002 Camden Students at Peace Doing Art Poster: Albertrice

November 26, 2015

It really helps to have a one-of-a-kind name.  Last week, Albertrice e-mailed me about seeing her name on the Art Aware website for her artwork being awarded a spot on the 2002 poster. She had left her school, McGraw, before she knew her piece had been selected.  Thirteen years have passed – but, amazingly, I could find her artwork “Floating Flowers” and send her an image together with an image of the whole poster.  Here it is.  She said she would send her recent work, at age 24, when she does it.

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Barbara Gail, Romare Bearden and 5th Graders

November 26, 2015

This is one of my favorite art pieces, initiated by Barbara Gail, Camden art teacher at Bonsall a few years back, when she put together a collage influenced by Jacob Lawrence.


and here is the work by Lawrence…IMG_2685