Student-created African Tribal Masks at 2011 Annual Gala

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Featured on the tables as centerpieces at our 2011 Annual Gala were African-inspired masks.  The unique masks not only added something special to the event space but they were a great opportunity to showcase student work.

The masks were inspired by a variety of  authentic African tribal masks such as San, Yohure, Senufo, Baule and Ligbi.  Under the direction of teaching artist Donovan Nelson, the students and staff at the LeRoy Neiman Arts Center in turn created their own masks using the different patterns, styles and colors.

The masks became a conversation piece around the room and souvenirs for the guest at the end of the night.  We even have two in our NJ office, reminding us of the successful event and the beautiful work created. The centerpieces the students completed was a big hit this year, so we are all excited to see what our young artist come up with next.

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About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on November 10, 2011, in Gala, LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Special Events, Teaching Artists and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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