The Apalachicola School of Art, at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and the Arts, will present a collection of works created by the students of the Project Impact afterschool program Jan. 20 to 27.
Project Impact’s Go Make Something exhibit will feature a collection of over 75 art pieces created by students from ages 5 to 17.
Jan Neshat, art instructor, has been working with the students since the summer to create a variety of projects. Kirby Gregory, pottery instructor, has worked with the students for the past three months to create a collection of bowls, plates, and mugs.
The display will also include over 10 mixed media pieces created using recycled materials presented in new and interesting ways. Gladys Gatlin and Selina Kahn, art instructors, have been leading the students in a series of activities that always include some aspect of using recycled objects as part of their projects.
The community is invited to the opening of the show on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Student docents from the program will be available to discuss the various works of art.
The city of Apalachicola supports two 21st CCLC afterschool programs through Project Impact, at the city's municipal complex and Apalachicola Bay Charter School. Afterschool services are provided free of charge and include homework help, targeted tutoring, educational enhancement, recreational activities, and field trips throughout the academic year with a full-time program in the summer weeks. The program is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Education.