More than 600 fifth-graders, about three classrooms a day, have been working with sculpture Kevin Pettelle as part of the Beauty of Bronze program to learn about the art of bronze sculptures.
The grant-funded program partners school districts with the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) of Wenatchee to give fifth graders the opportunity to work personally with Pettelle and to discover the sculptures in our community.
“Of all the things I do I feel this is one of the most important,” says Pettelle, who has worked with more than 6,000 students over ten years. “I love working with kids. They have an openness and enthusiasm.”
The Art on the Avenues’ Beauty of Bronze program thanks the following sponsors: Washington State Art Commission grant to the Wenatchee Art Education Consortium, Puget Sound Energy, North Central Washington Foundation for Youth, Crunch Pak, City of Wenatchee Art Commission, Woods Family Music and Art Grant, Rock Island Elementary School, PTSAs of Abraham Lincoln, John Newbery, Lewis & Clark, Mission View, Sunnyslope and Washington Elementary Schools. In-kind contributions from the Wenatchee School District, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee and Columbia Colstor.
Blog post by the Wenatchee School District.
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