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Students Collaborate on Artwork

Jun 14, 2016 10:24AM ● By Tori La Rue

Three art pieces are displayed during the Old Dome Meeting Hall’s “Not Your Parent’s Art Show.” On the right is a collaborative art piece created by Alexus Powell,12, and Izzy Glass, 12. – Tori La Rue

By Tori La Rue | [email protected]

The “Not your Parents’ Art Show” in the Old Dome Meeting Hall, which wrapped up on May 27, contained several pieces of art that were created collaboratively by two students. 

“It’s better to do art together because you get to work together, and you can share great ideas and the glory of creating something beautiful,” Kameryn Grose, 11, said. 

“And if you don’t have a great idea, your friend probably does,” Livia Anderson, 10, added. “And if you make a mistake, your friend can help you to improvise to make it still look good.” 

While Livia and Kameryn were working together to create a piece that they later named “Hawaiian Sunset”, they accidentally smeared some green chalk at the top of their work. Kameryn came up with the idea to add more orange chalk over the green chalk to cover it, and Livia had the idea to smear the green throughout the painting to make the discoloration look less noticeable. The friends used both ideas to create a product they were happy with, they said. 

“There’s always a way to make it look good,” Kameryn said. 

“And that’s the best thing about art,” Livia said, finishing Kameryn’s sentence. “You have an unlimited use of your imagination, even if you have a limited use of stuff.” 

Although Alexus Powell, 12, created six of her own paintings for the art show, she and her friend Izzy Glass also created one together. 

“With your friend you can get more done,” Izzy said. “We wanted to express ourselves and let our brains go free.”

 The two friends based their painting off of a picture they saw on Pinterest of two trees, Alexus said. The painting they created has two trees, one on the left side and one on the right side that join to make a heart. Inside the heart reads the saying, “Good Times + Crazy Friends = Amazing Memories.” Izzy and Alexus each painted half of the picture; it took them two hours to complete it. 

“It’s a good hobby,” Alexus said. “I always know what to do if we get bored.”

Although the Not Your Parents’ Art Show is no longer on display, another children’s art show is on display at the Old Dome Meeting Hall. The show is called “Artyology,” and each piece was created by a student at Riverton Elementary School. Community members are welcome to come take a look during the meeting hall’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m.