By Savanna Hazlewood // Staff Writer
Local elementary students recreated famous works of art to be displayed in Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts starting Feb. 26.
The exhibit features large collages put together by students that recreate famous works of art when pieced together. The gallery includes renditions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa.
Melany Proctor’s fifth grade class at Barfield Elementary School participated in the project, creating the collage replication of The Scream. Students not only worked together to complete the piece, they also took the opportunity to discuss the painting’s history.
“They really enjoyed working together to make their pieces fit together,” Proctor said. “They were really interested to find out that it had been stolen at one time. We watched an interview with the guard that helped recover it.”
In association with this exhibit, the CFTA will also offer workshops for children on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. throughout the month of March. During these workshops participants will be able to learn about famous artists and create their own works of art using their methods. These events are geared towards both preschool-aged children and older children, although parents are encouraged to assist as needed.
The “Famous Works of Art by Elementary Artists” exhibit will be open in CFTA’s gallery through Sunday, April 5.
For a full list of upcoming events and galleries at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, click here.