Gatewood students hike to library for art as well as books

June 3, 2013 at 2:08 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS culture/arts | 1 Comment

You know Seattle Public Library branches are places to go for books, videos, computers, more … but don’t forget the art! It was a big reason why Gatewood Elementary 4th graders hiked up SW Morgan Street to get to the High Point Branch last Thursday. Teacher Darren Radu, who shared the photos, says local ceramic artist Steve Gardner talked with them there:

The artist, says Darren, “is the creative genius behind the beautiful artwork that adorns the High Point library exterior. He provided insight to his creative process and retold the ‘Sky Legends’ from Somali, Mexican, Native American, Asian, and Greek cultures that inspired his work. The kids were extremely impressed with both the art and the stories, and made a number of connections to their studies of myths and legends this year. We’re grateful to Steve for taking the time to meet with us and share his expertise.”

While at the library, he adds, they also talked with librarian Nathalie about summer reading. “The kids wanted to pass along a message – they hope that the West Seattle community spends the summer appreciating both great art AND great books!”

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  1. Yay! I had so much fun with all of the kids. Kudos to Mr. Radu and his fellow teachers, too. Getting that many children to the library and back while having so much fun is no mean feat! Gatewood rocks!

    Comment by Nathalie — 7:31 pm June 4, 2013 #

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