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  • Black History Month

  • Every year, the Bel Aire School honors Black History Month with a 5th grade art project celebrating African American heroes. The project has been part of the art program for over 10 years.  The monoprint exhibit that is on display is the culmination of an intense study.  Students choose their favorite hero and make a monoprint either by themselves or with others.  As they create, the students listen to music by artists like Ray Charles and view historical events, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. giving the I Have a Dream Speech, on a digital screen.  Black History Month is a time to pause and appreciate the heroes, their stories, and their contributions to our country.  Through the support of Principal Lexie Cala and the Foundation for Reed Schools, the project has grown in recent years to include 20 African American heroes.

    “Snowscapes" are the work of 4th graders inspired by American artist Jen Aranyi.  They are composed using watercolors, watercolor paper and ink.  Salt is added to the watercolors to give the appearance of weather.   

    Stephani Caldwell, Bel Aire Art Teacher:  "To say that I am proud of my students, is an understatement".

    N.B. The art that you see is on physical display at the Tiburon Town Hall.  It was part of an exhibition that never opened to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The Tiburon Heritage and Arts Commission sponsored the exhibition.  The Commission would like to thank Clara Lu for photographing the student art, DeAnn Biss (Executive Director of the Tiburon Chamber of Commerce) for her coordination and Katie Spawn for digitizing the photographs to create the virtual art exhibition.  Last but not least, the Commission expresses its deepest gratitude to Bel Aire art teacher, Stephani Caldwell and to the student artists that she inspires. 

  • Lena Horne by Payden Jacob

     

  • Malcolm X by Cian Kelly and Colin Crew

  • Frederick Douglass by Fiona Bailey

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Zeenath Bassa

  • Ruby Bridges by Lila Hofeditz

  • Medgar Evers by Izzy Bartholomew

  • Snowscape by Mia Schneider

  • Ruby Bridges by Abigale Mullarney

     

  • Lena Horne by Annabelle Mast

     

     

  • Muhammad Ali by Julian Zhang, Nicolas Moon & Logan Scully

     

  • Dr. Ralph J. Bunche by Ella Vraanes

     

     

  • Snowscape by Cani Axelbaum

  • Snowscape by Adrienne De Mos

  • Snowscape by Guo-ting Tseng

  • Snowscape by Addie Kulik

     

  • Snowscape by Cayla Haynes

     

  • Snowscape by Olivia Dollard

     

  • Snowscape by Gabriella Puentes

  • Malcolm X by Sofie Stiefel & Ashby Plexico

  • Ruby Bridges by Audrey Stoterau

     

  • Barack Obama by Sienna Watt

     

  • Nelson Mandela by Stella Stake & Cara McKenna

     

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Anna Jacobs & Juliet McNamara

  • Snowscape by Zoe Collins

     

  • Muhammed Ali by Roman Bell, Christian Sent & Vincent Anderies