Monday, October 8, 2007

Hope U Talent Showcased

In September Hope University had a fall Talent Showcase. There were singers and dancers, guitar and violin players, we had a fashion show, a drama skit and so much more. Here we can see Mikki, Lori, Cindy and Cathy performing a drama piece. Our drama teacher Shelley RuggThorp has been helping the students with improvisation and projection.
Next is a sampling of items from our Hope U boutique. You can see cards with original student
artwork, colorful hand sewn pincushions both made in teacher Michele Vavonese's art classes and hand knitted items from teacher Sandra D. Carter's knitting classes all for sale. Also in the Talent Showcase we had a fashion show to showcase some of the hand made items available in our boutique. You can see Cindy wearing a hat that she knitted herself and a scarf knitted by another student. Karen is wearing a matching T-shirt and tote decorated with our students original hand carved linoleum block prints. The show as a great success!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Student Artwork Chosen

Here is Hope University student Jim Lin next to his linoleum block print entitled 'Lanterns of the Moon'. Jim's piece was chosen for the CORE 3: Defining Ourselves exhibit at the 2nd City Council Gallery and Performance Space in Long Beach, California. Jim created this work in one of Hope University's studio art classes taught by Shelley RuggThorp.