SLPS Famous African-Americans Portraits Art Exhibit and Competition
2011 marks the 17th year of St. Louis Public Schools’ “Famous African-Americans Portraits Art Exhibit and Competition.” We are honored that the students’ artwork will be exhibited at the Missouri Botanical Gardens for the first time this year. The participating high school art students research, via the internet or library, the background of the famous African-American person that they choose to artistically depict in a portrait. This information will assist them in visually portraying the personality, intelligence, determination, etc. of the person that they have chosen for their artwork. The Famous African-Americans that the students select for this exhibit/competition can range from historical figures to sports figures to musicians to political personalities.
Individual School Activities
o African American Market for Friday, March 11, 2011
· Ames VPA
o “Weaving Our Past Into the Future” on Wednesday Feb. 23rd at 2:15p.m.
o Feb. 23, at 1:00 "I Have a Dream."
o Feb. 23 at 2:00 pm.
o February 24th at 1:00pm
· Dewey IS
o Feb. 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.
o February 24, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. "Continuing The Legacy of Dr. King"
o Feb. 17th at 1:00
· Kennard CJA
o February 25, at 2:00 / 6:00 for parents. I"Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt,"
o Opera March 10, at 2:30-3:30 for the school and 6:00-7:00 pm for parents
o February 25th at 1:00pm
· Shaw VPA
o Dance & Drama- February 24th at 2:00/6:00
o Feb. 28 at 2 PM.
o February 24th at 5:00pm
o March 3rd at 2:00pm
· Stix ECC
o Black Hist. observances on each Monday in Feb. during morning meeting (approx. 9:00)
o February 24 at 2:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
o Feb 24th, 2:30 pm: "The Ruby Bridges Story...the Importance of an Education"
· Carr Lane VPA
o February 25th 10:00
· Gateway Math & Science Preparatory
o "Celebrating African American History" on Wed., Feb. 16th at 1:30 PM
o Feb. 24th time TBA
· Carnahan High School of the Future
o February 25th "Lift Every Voice and Sing"