ART STUDY: Banks students get into artists’ heads

first_img Latest Stories 123PrevNextStartStop JCA docent Sellers Kennington told the students ‘The Art of Being Southern” juried art exhibit attracted artists from five states, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida.“Each artist entered artwork that, too them, exemplifies what it is like to be Southern,” Kennington said. “Each entry had to be within a 14×14-inch framework. Each artist had a different idea of what it means to be Southern and a different way of expressing that idea.”Kennington challenged the students to “get into the artist’s mind” as they viewed the exhibition. By Jaine Treadwell ART STUDY: Banks students get into artists’ heads Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Looking at the painting, the boys realized that art has few boundaries. A portrait doesn’t have to be a photograph image of a smiling skater holding his skateboard.Johnson’s self-portrait was of a skateboarder doing “a flipkick or something,” and it created an image of the young man in the mind of the sixth-grade boys and conversation among them.“I never fell off.”“Bet you have ….”Across the gallery, Elizabeth Deese chose a painting of a watermelon as the image she found most Southern while Carley Ingram picked a stained glass piece, primarily because she likes stained glass.The lower art gallery was filled with students and each had a different idea of what it means to be Southern,“Art is important,” said Phyllis Jackson, teacher. “Some students think they don’t like art. But, they just don’t realize that art is all around them. It’s everywhere. Art is illustrations; it’s photographs in history books; it’s movies and even video games. Art is a huge part of life. It connects us as a community and as people. The Johnson Center is a wonderful place to come and experience art.”The Banks students came also to view the art center’s Christmas trees that are decorated with handmade ornaments by students at local schools, the pottery that was made by local citizens and, of course, the Art of Being Southern, art exhibition.“And, it’s all art,” Jackson said.Somewhere in the gallery, an excited young voice said over all the others, “I’m coming back here!”And, Jackson smiled. You Might Like The students took time in making individual decisions as to what it means to be Southern and which artwork best exemplifies what being Southern means.Jahaveon Wilson, Jaydon Davis and Richard Eagerton gravitated to the same painting, “Self-Portrait” by Aaron Johnson.At first, the sixth-graders didn’t understand Johnson’s “self –portrait.”“There he is! There he is!” Richard said. “He’s on the skateboard.” Print Article Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Sponsored Content A busy hush fell over the Johnson Center for the Arts as sixth grade students from Banks Middle School began to scatter about the lower gallery.The earlier chatter gave way to quietness as the students went about the assignment handed to them.Each student was each asked to choose the one painting he or she thought best exemplifies the current exhibit, “The Art of Being Southern.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 4:00 am Friday, December 15, 2017 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel OUT IN STYLE: Hatten celebrates years as a mail carrier Allen E. Hatten is not in the habit of going around wearing a tuxedo all willy nilly. And, perhaps not… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Neymar double helps red-hot Barcelona to 4-0 victory over Real Sociedad

first_imgNeymar scored a brace as Barcelona moved seven points clear at the top of La Liga after yet another convincing victory – a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou.Luis Enrique’s red-hot side have now scored 14 goals in just three games after successive high scoring triumphs over Real Madrid and AS Roma respectively. The deadlock was broken on this occasion after just 22 minutes when Neymar smashed the ball into the back of the net from a Dani Alves low cross.Alves was also the provider of Barcelona’s second goal when he found Luis Suarez with a deep cross and the Uruguayan finished with an acrobatic effort just three minutes before the half-time break. Barcelona extended their lead on 53 minutes when Neymar sealed a double after meeting a cross from Jeremy Mathieu.It was a frustrating afternoon in front of goal for Lionel Messi but he finally got on the score-sheet – his first league strike in two months – in added time as he tapped in a Neymar pass to complete the rout.Luis Enrique’s side move to 33 points with 11 wins from 13 games.– This game was live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more

Raiola’s demands key to Mkhi-Alexis deal

first_imgTransfers Mkhitaryan-Alexis swap deal stalls as Raiola pushes for contract payment Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 21:06 1/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(24) Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis Sanchez Getty Transfers Arsenal Premier League Manchester United A. Sánchez The outspoken agent is known for getting his way in the transfer market and his demands will have to be met for Arsenal to get their man Arsenal’s pursuit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan hinges on whether the attacker is paid off by Manchester United due to his contract running for another two years, Goal understands.The Gunners are hopeful of securing Mkhitaryan as part of a deal which will see Alexis Sanchez move the other way, although neither club are prepared to sanction the transfer unless the Armenia international agrees to join Arsene Wenger’s side this month.Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola, who has already met with Arsenal officials at the club’s London Colney training ground this week, is also determined to secure a fee for himself as part of his involvement in brokering the deal.Arsenal are requesting a flat fee of £35 million for Alexis, and Raiola says Mkhitaryan will play a pivotal role in the outcome of their negotiations with United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Manchester United are not going to sign Sanchez unless Mkhi agrees to join Arsenal,” Raiola told The Times.”Mkhi is going to do what is best for him. He has two-and-a-half years left on his contract, so it’s his decision.”Mino RaiolaRaiola emphasised his opinion that Mkhitaryan is the centre-piece of the transfer talks, not the Arsenal forward.”Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around,” he added.Alexis has been the subject of a transfer tussle between United and Manchester City but, with the latter pulling out due to the demands of the Chilean’s agent Fernando Felicevich, the frontrunners to sign last season’s 30-goal man are now Jose Mourinho’s men, with the former Barcelona star already agreeing personal terms.Meanwhile, Wenger’s January transfer activity is likely to be affected by the Premier League Short Term Cost Control (STCC) rules which came into play at the start of the season.The new rules mean that teams can only increase their wage bill by £7m above what it was last season. Arsenal’s struggle to add to the signings of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac last summer was partly because of their failure to offload fringe players on high salaries. Wenger’s side had a wage bill of £191m two seasons ago, according to the most recent club accounts available via Companies House. It is one reason why Arsenal needed to ship out Theo Walcott, Francis Coquelin and Sanchez before bringing replacements in.Coquelin joined Valencia for a fee in the region of £12m last week, while Walcott is on the verge of joining Everton for £20m. Mathieu Debuchy, meanwhile, is in talks over signing with St Etienne six months before his contract expires, which would free up further wage space for Bordeaux star Malcom, the 20-year-old winger Arsenal are keen on signing in January.Pierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains a primary target of Wenger’s and new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is playing an integral part in the talks which could see the 28-year-old arrive as a replacement for Sanchez. Olivier Giroud has been mentioned in discussions and it remains a possibility that he would head to Borussia Dortmund as part of the deal.Former Dortmund head scout Mislintat was heavily involved in Arsenal’s first signing of January, the 20-year-old Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, and is again involved in talks for both Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan.West Brom defender Jonny Evans is the subject of interest from both Manchester City and Arsenal, with the Gunners also hopeful of bringing in an experienced centre-back this month due to Laurent Koscielny’s injury problems and Per Mertesacker’s impending retirement.A defensive arrival would likely see one of Calum Chambers or Rob Holding go out on loan.last_img read more