The Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first two 2022 Artists of the Month in May. The first show will include students from kindergarten to the fifth grade in Cozad Elementary School and will have their works on display from May 1 to May 14. A reception for the students, their parents and the general public will take place from 5:00-7:00 on Friday, May 6 at the museum. As part of their exhibition, they ask this question:
What did you learn in school today?
Today, I learned that red and blue make purple. Today, I helped my friend with her drawing.
Today, I learned I'm an artist!
The 429 students at Cozad Elementary learn all these things and more in their art classes. Learners in Kindergarten through 5th grade start with the basic art concepts, such as line, texture, and color. As they progress through the grades, they build on what they have learned, and apply those skills to more complex pieces. They tackle 3-D sculpture, one and two point perspective, how to mix and use color, and portraiture, both representational and abstract. Different art styles such as prehistoric cave art, classical masterworks, and modern pieces serve as inspiration for students to explore and create their own art. Cozad Elementary students work hard on their projects and are thrilled to share them with the museum and its visitors.