by Cori Hilsgen
Do you know who Paul Klee, Henri Matisse or Gustav Klimt are? If not you might want to visit with some of the 36 preschoolers from All Saints Academy-St. Joseph.
These students recently hosted the school’s fifth annual “Preschool Picaassos” art show the week of May 15 in the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall.
Each student exhibited one piece of art in the show.
All Saints Academy preschool teacher Cheri Burg said the show was a culmination of the students’ year of learning about famous artists, such as Klee, Matisse, Klimt as well as Edgar Degas, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol and Claude Monet.
Each month, students created their own piece of art inspired by the artists.
Several preschoolers commented about the event.
“I like the artists because they work hard to make their work,” Kaylee Prom said.
“We are artists and we like to paint pictures,” Sophia Quarve said.
“I liked my painting because it’s beautiful,” Owen Schneider said.
“My favorite artist is Degas because he does nice paintings of dancers,” Blake Roshaven said.
“I like the paintings and the show a lot because different people did different paintings and different paintings meant different artists,” Aubrey Pelkey said. “All the artists are great, just like us.”
“I like the pictures all my friends did,” Claire Beirne said.
Family and friends enjoyed refreshments on opening night May 15.