Comets Creative Corner Gallery Opens At Kennedy

Third graders wait for the signal.

Ready… 3… 2… 1… Cut!

Kennedy students, teachers, PTA members, and guests – led by the snipping scissors of 13 members of Ms. Bernadette Medbery’s 3rd grade – celebrated the beginning of a new chapter in the school’s art curriculum Monday night at the school.

Art instructor Margaret Johnson

The Comets Creative Corner Art Gallery, the brainchild of art instructor Margaret Johnson, opened with the exhibit, “Kennedy Staff in the Eyes of Their Students,” a collection of mixed media portraits of Kennedy building staff from every class in grades K-4.

Johnson began the gallery  as a project last fall. She approached the PTA about funding the $2,000 project after learning about one of its annual goals, support for the arts.

Going forward, the gallery, a portable, 10-panel wall configuration with display stands (and protective stanchions in the future), will showcase the latest work of students on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Attendees celebrated the event with refreshments and a “Picasso” cake, which was created by a Kennedy parent who is a professional cake decorator.

It's official!
The gallery space. Stanchions will be installed soon.
First grade teacher Kristine McGuire
Principal Jerry Hanson
Attendees mill about during the event.
The Picasso "cake ball" cake, created by a Kennedy parent.