Eighth Graders Get a Taste of Art from Ghana in Special Presentation

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masks.jpgFrom the Superintendent's Office:

On Friday February 10, Anne Newman, mother of Joel Nadler, visited with the eighth grade students to give a presentation on African art.  Ms. Newman's parents lived in Ghana for a period of three years during which they collected artifacts native to the region.  The display included replicas of African tribal masks, drums, clothing, Ashanti stools (thrones), spears, bronze weights, Kuduo (a vessel where gold dust was stored) and symbolic statues, that you might find in a museum.  Being able to see these replicas allowed the students to attain a first-hand account of the different type of art that is indigenous to African society.  This ultimately created an experience that went far beyond the usual textbook and brought to life the symbolism of African art.

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