“We Love Art: Voice & Vision” Celebrates Identity

It takes two to create a life-size self-portrait, as one student creates a pose and another traces the contour of the subject’s body. Finished works “dance” in the background.

Almost 400 Door County K-12 students will focus on their individuality as they create works for display in the exhibition, “We Love Art: Voice & Vision,” on display through March 26 at the Peninsula School of Art (PSA) in Fish Creek.

“We Love Art” is the school’s annual winter children’s outreach exhibition with works created through an art education curriculum that supports a single theme. With a focus on self-portraits, students will engage in a variety of projects, including printmaking, life-size cutouts with contour drawn faces, three-dimensional figures created from both natural and found objects, and pastel portraits.

According to Cinnamon Rossman, director of Community Programs and Events, the curriculum and exhibition encourages the importance of identity as a basis for authentic, satisfying self-expression.

“The projects are designed around choice and how the students see themselves,” said Rossman. “Works are created with objects, and in the colors, each student decides to represent his/her personality.”

“We Love Art” is traditionally a work in progress. Half the art is expected to be completed by the time of the school’s other major winter outreach event, SOUP!, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 am – 3 pm.

The PSA is located at 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek. For more information call 920.868.3455 or email [email protected].