Imagine, Create, Inspire
We have an awesome art filled week at Dorris Place. The arts serve as a critical component to a complete education and are proven to increase student academic achievement. Young people who consistently participate in comprehensive, sequential, and rigorous arts programs are:
- 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
- 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
- 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
- 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
- 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem
For many of America’s youth, public schools serve as the major provider of formalized arts instruction. Therefore, it is critical that the arts maintain their status as a core academic subject within a school district’s educational mission and that they are adequately funded. Show your support for the arts at this week’s events.
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6pm: Dorris Place Talent Show – Reach for the Stars
Could the next American Idol or winner of America’s Got Talent be one of our very own Tigers?! Come and find out – be entertained and amazed by our talented students. This is a very popular show so be sure to get your tickets now before they sell out. Pre-sale tickets are available now for $4, and tickets will only be sold at the door for $5 IF there are seats available.
Friday, June 8, 2012, 2:30pm – 6:00pm – Dorris Place Art Expo
Students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni, family, friends, artists, and community members – you are all invited to join us for the Dorris Place Art Expo. It is FREE admission where you can experience what it might have been like for Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel, discover how Da Vinci’s knowledge in science, nature, music, and writing influenced his art, and more. There will be
- Hands-on and interactive art demos and stations for kids and adults
- Baked treats and beverages for sale
- Art Walk of Dorris Place Student Art
- Meet local artists
- Explore and get inspired!
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
A picture is a poem without words.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.