BIG CYPRESS — Ahfachkee kindergarten through fifth graders had what some artists wait a lifetime for: a show of their work at a museum. The young artists enjoyed the opening reception for the annual showcase at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on Jan. 24.
The school’s visual arts program examines the artwork of some of the world’s most celebrated artists. Students study the work of the masters and, inspired by their newly found knowledge, create their own masterpieces using the lessons of composition and color.
The enthusiastic artists were proud of what they created. Mauro Avalos, 11, was pleased with all the colors he used in his piece.
“I love art because you get to use your imagination,” said fifthgrader Riley Jumper, 11. “I have the best one in the bunch.”
The Ahfachkee School show will be on display at the museum through April 16.