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Learning In Arts Reception Slated
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As part of Youth Arts Month the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in partnership with the Stanislaus County Alliance for Arts Education, is hosting a Region 6 Student Art Show, which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties. Students, parents, teachers and the Region 6 arts community are invited to attend an evening reception to celebrate Learning in the Arts on Tuesday, March 18 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. The reception will include a tour of the art exhibit along with music performances from local students and a presentation of teacher awards.

The public is invited to visit the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition, “Making Arts Learning Visible,” now through April 4, from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m., at the Stanislaus County Office of Education, 1100 H St., second floor. The Art Show features student work and teachings from preschool to high school students across Region 6.

According to organizers, the aim of the Educationally Interpretative Exhibition is to provide another model for the display of student work.

“By hosting the Art Exhibit, it’s possible for viewers to see the connection between student thinking, creativity and the actual making of the artwork,” said SCOE consultant Jill Polhemus. “The work selected illustrates not individual students’ talent, but the forms of thinking that are used in the creation of their artwork. Art making is not simply a pleasant break from the work of other disciplines; art making can and does evoke and refine forms of thinking that other activities do not,” she said.

The model for this exhibition was developed by Elliot Eisner, Professor Emeritus, of Education and Art Education at Stanford University and has been presented at the National Art Education Association and the Stanford School of Education.

Contact Polhemus at or Helen Markiss at in Curriculum and Instruction for more information about the display.