Menlo Students To Exhibit Artwork

Cleveland – Thirty-one middle school students from Menlo Park Academy, Ohio’s only K-8 tuition-free school dedicated to the needs of gifted learners, will be presenting their art work at a Student Printmakers Exhibit on Friday, September 28th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm in the Gordon Square Arts District. 

Menlo students are not only high academic achievers but also enjoy, and excel, in a robust arts program. The recently renovated Joseph & Feiss Warehouse includes art studios for both lower and middle school students as well as vocal and instrumental rooms for music instruction.

According to art teacher, John Cycyk, the exhibition on Friday highlights the history behind the native art of gorgets, where detailed patterns and designs are carved into shells and worn around the neck. With this knowledge, and through the use of symmetry, symbology and negative space, the young artists created relief stamps to print their designs. 

Cycyk went on to say that the 31 students from grades 6 through 8 are excited to be participating in this public exhibition. 

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