Lower School Art

Art Gallery displays feature young talent

For budding Lower School artists, the Bruin Art Gallery in the school lobby provides an opportunity to showcase their talent while encouraging them to explore their artistic abilities.
“Students are thrilled to have artwork in the gallery,” said Darlene Tanner, Jr. Cubs – Grade 1 art teacher. “The positive attention they receive from this honor is immeasurable.”

The gallery of student art features original pieces that demonstrate lessons learned in class. Each quarter, Tanner and Kay Thomson, Grades 2-5 art teacher, select the artwork for the gallery and honor the featured artists with a reception for their families.

“It is very difficult to select the art as there are so many talented students,” said Thomson. “Having the art gallery inspires students to do their very best and be creative.”

2014-2015 Bruins Art Gallery

Jr. Cubs and First Grade Students: Front row, left to right: Rose Kolakowski, Avery Moore, Hadley Higgs, Mary Margaret Crider, Neely Ferguson, Samantha Pedigo, and Elizabeth Thomson; second row: Graydon Reed, Emily McKenzie, Sam Hines, Patrick Campbell, Jake Campbell, Cooper Scallions, Matilda Campbell, Samantha Goetz, and Phillip White; and third row: Mary Blake Ferguson, Addi Kirkland, Ella Hall Eldridge, August Arnold, Lauren Hutchison, Hayden Hight, Lorelai Ballentine, Brody Smith. Absent: Jax Gwatney, Kipi Golden, Andrew Simeon and Rayanna Williams.

Second Grade Students: Mary Catherine Campbell, Ellen Driver, Bryant Barnes, Noah Spencer, Dalton Hosford, Lily Cox, and Mary Caryl Gwatney; absent - Ana Elise Miller.

Third Grade Students: Mia Powell, Audra Sheffield, Kendall Morris, Abby Brown, Corinne Sullivan, Josie Porter, Kate Larkins, and Ava Rose.

Fourth Grade Students: Tarik Anki, Sam Junn, Stella Spencer, Cassidy Bruno, Paul Jones, Bolton Smith, Hollin Evans, and Mimi Campbell.

Fifth Grade Students: Hudson Hamm, Jack New, Lorne Steele, Reid Venable, Nathan Wyatt, Will Venable, Mae Howell, Elle Jerge, and Anna Crockett.