Join Us For an Evening of Performing and Visual Arts!
PIEDMONT'S GOT TALENT & THE BIG ART SHOW
March 16, 2019
4:30 pm Performance @ Veteran’s Hall
6:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception @ Piedmont Center for the Arts . map
6:00 - 8:00 pm Art Gallery Hours @ Piedmont Center for the Arts . map
The Big Art Show is a celebration of professional and student artists in the community and a fundraiser for performing and visual arts in the schools. Gallery hours begin on March 16th at 6pm and close on March 30th, 2019. (Also see details below) The opening will include a wine and cheese reception from 6-8pm. No tickets required but donations are welcome. Meet the artists and be the first to purchase art and ceramic flowers. Get to know the Piedmont Arts Fund committee members and consider volunteering your time to create more arts opportunities for the students of Piedmont. Proceeds from the Big Art Show will go to the Piedmont Arts Fund and the artist
ART may be purchased on the spot and online. Drop in to see the art and be the first to claim a piece!
ONLINE ART will be available for purchase after March 16th.
CERAMIC GARDEN FLOWERS will be on sale during gallery hours!
GALLERY HOURS + ART EVENTS :
Saturday, March 16 | 6 - 8pm | OPENING WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
Join us at The Big Art Show Opening. Meet the artists and be the first to purchase art and ceramic flowers. Get to know the Piedmont Arts Fund committee members and consider volunteering your time to create more arts opportunities for the students of Piedmont.
Sunday, March 17 | 12 - 3pm | SILK SCREEN PRINTING
Learn about the silk screen printing process and help emblazon the new Piedmont Arts Fund logo on aprons, tote bags, and t-shirts. These items will be available for purchase to support arts in our schools. This activity is led by Maggie Mittan, Anna Chambers, and Jane Lin.
Friday, March 22 | 3 - 5pm | QUILTING
A special display of quilts has been organized by quilter and artist Amanda Ward. Amanda will demonstrate English Paper Piecing. We encourage enthusiasts of quilts, knitting, crocheting, and sewing to bring your creations to share. Let’s see your creations!
Saturday, March 23 | 12 -3pm | MARVEL COMICS ILLUSTRATOR YANCEY LABAT
Come learn the process of creating comic books from concept to print. Illustrator Yancey Labat will cover character creation and effective visual storytelling. He’ll share how he created his latest books, DC Superhero Girls. Kids will have a chance to make their own comics.
Sunday, March 24 | 12 - 3pm | WATERCOLORS & COLLAGE
Christiana Reining, Lunchtime Art Teacher at Wildwood, will lead a fun watercolor and collage project that will be cut and dry!
Thursday, March 28 | 3 - 5pm | ART EVENT - STUDENT FILM VIEWING
Piedmont Middle School teachers Anne Smith and John White have selected a set of student films that will have a special showing at this gallery session. Screening begins at 3:30pm, so grab a seat and see them before they are famous.
Saturday, March 30 | 12 - 3pm | CLOSING CONCERT @ 1pm
As a closing event to the Big Art Show, there will be a student concert at 1pm. Come hear musically talented youth at an intimate venue and celebrate the visual and performing arts with us.
It’s school Conference Week so bring the kids! Make art, see art, and support the Piedmont Arts Fund!
The Big Art Show will continue through March 30th, 2019.
The Piedmont Arts Fund contributed $65,000 this year to Piedmont Unified School District. The Piedmont Arts Fund relies on donations through the Piedmont Store and through special events to support art education in all of the schools in the Piedmont Unified School District. The PAF supports art for K-12 students including supplies, music instruction, integrated art, lunchtime art, 2D and 3D art, ceramics, photography, graphic design, band, orchestra, acapella, choir, theater, dance, poetry, film and art books in the libraries. The breadth and depth of these offerings would be impossible to maintain without parent and community support.