Today was wonderful! We were able to secure a grant for transportation funding form ArtPrize this year. This allowed us to take a field trip downtown Grand Rapids. We were able to visit many of the outdoor venues and we spent time in STEAM Village. It was a really fun day!
Download the ArtPrize app and vote for 65754. We have a chance to win a grant for $5,000.00.
Vote Code: 65754
Links to publicity on our piece:
Large cities, natural elements, and bodies of water are highlighted in this bright, textured, vibrant, and whimsical mosaic. Each ceramic tile was handmade by students and staff at Nickels Intermediate School in Byron Center, MI. Can you guess how many tiles are in the piece? What do you think the small rocks represent? Do you notice any special or unique tiles in the mosaic? We are passionate about the state we live in and want to celebrate it through our art! So remember, if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.
It's official we have a connection with a venue for ArtPrize 9! Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center has accepted our mosaic in their venue. We are thrilled to be able to display our mosaic at this venue. www.artprize.org/spectrum-health-meijer-heart-center
Below is an updated image of the updated piece. It is not quite finished yet, but will be very soon! More updates coming soon!
Nickels Intermediate is entering ArtPrize 2017! We still need to secure a venue, but we are in the midst of creating the artwork. We have requests at a couple places to be hosted, so we will see! More process photos to come as we progress.
Here is the link to our entry:
Sooper Yooper Art Contest results are in! Nickels had two sixth grade students win this year! Please congratulate Olivia P and Bryanna T on their accomplishment of winning this art contest! Below is a link to all of the final results.
You are invited to attend our artist reception on May 1 from 5:30-7pm. You can also stop by the gallery during gallery hours: April 26 - May 28, 2017 Monday-Friday 12-5pm.
The show is a display of mixed media works by Liz Fisher, Molly Marshall, Janine Campbell, Rachael Ambroso, Julie VanderLaan, Jon LaBeau and Greg Reinstein.
Hope you see you there!
K-12 Visual Art Show goes from March to April! Art Reception is on this coming Monday from 5:30-7pm. Hope to see you there!
We were awarded a grant to purchase a wheel for the visual art classroom at Nickels! Thanks to the support from Michigan Youth Arts and the Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, many students who go through the Byron Center Public School system will be able to try out the pottery wheel. Below is a photo of the inaugural celebration for the wheel! Our first student to try it outl at Nickels was Brady! There is a long list of students who are excited to create using the wheel!
Our students are so talented and today they were able to show off their skills! The following students had their work accepted to the MAEA Region 9 art show and their art will go onto the state art show! Nickels is so lucky to have such talented students! I feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing art teaching team and groups of students!
If you see Hanna R, Jackie K, Logan N, Emmie P, Josh P, Bryanna T, or Ava P in the hall; please congratulate them on their hard work and this honor!
NIS Visual Art Teacher