SULLIVAN — The traveling exhibition Cultivating Creativity 2012-2013: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibit continues its year-long tour in Sullivan at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St. The exhibit will be on view Feb. 19 -March 10.
The event highlights some of the outstanding art produced through east-central Illinois school art programs. Presented is art by 43 students, each representing a different school. The art was created during the 2011-2012 school year.
Representing schools in the Sullivan area are David Tyler, Sullivan High School; Emily Scott, Okaw Valley High School; Madison Whitney, Okaw Valley Elementary School and Mike Lewis, Okaw Valley Middle School.
Tyler’s photography piece, “Devin Smiling,” was created in his senior year at Sullivan High School, under the instruction of Sally Van Natta. Tenth grader Scott at Okaw Valley High School was under Jennifer Yantis when she created her digital photography piece “Skillet.”
Under the direction of Pamela Dickey at Okaw Valley Middle School, Lewis created the marker drawing “Illusion” in the eighth grade. Whitney’s crayon piece, “Truckin’,” was created in kindergarten at Okaw Valley Elementary School, under the instruction of Denise Piatt.
Cultivating Creativity 2012–2013 is sponsored by Consolidated Communications and the Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University. The exhibit will travel to 14 area communities, from Assumption to Paris and from Tuscola to Effingham.
The exhibit is comprised of art works in a wide variety of media and styles. Included are drawings in ink, colored pencil, crayon, and charcoal. Papier-mché, textiles, photography, computer graphics and mixed media are also represented.