Lura Libby fine arts festival

May 24, 2014
First-grade students at Lura Libby School created these pieces of art on display at fine arts night.

Thomaston — Students at Lura Libby School in Thomaston have been busy learning. This year’s Fine Arts festival, under the direction of Beverly Pacheco, presented that theme through their program Monday, May 12, called “A World of Learning.”

Kindergarteners presented “ The Little Wonders “songs that focused their learning around insects. Grades 1 and 2 presented songs of “Fun and Fables” that included "Beautiful Butterfly," "Oh Susanna," "Don Gato" and "Happiness Runs." Grade 2 shared a special rendition of ‘Blackbird” by the Beatles as an integration for an art residency.

Lura Libby second-graders participated in a four-week "Leaps of Imagination" project. The project integrated literacy, art and music. The children were immersed in folk tales, which led them to create amazing collagraphs (an intricate print making process). The folk tale Beautiful Blackbird inspired writing, art and song. The children performed the song "Blackbird" at our spring Fine Arts Festival. It was a wonderful way to celebrate this learning process. Thank you to Nancy Harris-Frohlich and our artists in residence: Alexis Immarino, Susan Beebe, Sarah Rogers and Sandy Weisman for providing us with this special experience.

“I Can Make a Difference” was presented by grades 3 and 4 as they entertained with "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars, "Roar" by Katy Perry and "Kind-Hearted Hand." The song “Over the Rainbow” was dedicated to their teacher Susan Davenport.

The students were accompanied by Sybil Wentworth.

By Holly Davis (grade 2)
By Jameson Bell (grade 4)
By Michaela Smith (grade 3)
First- and second-grade students performing during fine arts night at Lura Libby School.
First- and second-grade students performing during fine arts night at Lura Libby School.
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