ART AND COMMUNITY
Arts on the Avenues' Beauty of Bronze Program
In September 2019, FLGC sponsored the participation of 25 Soap Lake 5th grade students in the Beauty of Bronze program, an Art on the Avenues’ annual arts education program that takes place in Wenatchee, WA. This program gives fifth graders the opportunity to work with a professional artist to create and exhibit their own small bronze sculptures. In 2020, Beauty of Bronze is going "virtual" and FLGC will be increasing our sponsorship to 40 5th grade students!
About 600 local fifth-graders participate in this program each fall which includes learning about sculpture from artist-in-residence, Kevin Pettelle of Soul In Bronze Sculpture Studio. Kids are first given a tutorial about how the creative process and bronze sculpting works. Then they create their own wax sculpture which is sent to a foundry and cast in bronze. A public artists’ reception held in their honor each year.
Fall of 2019 is the first year Soap Lake students participated in this program. Watch our video presentation of their finished work!
Soap Lake School District Grant
For the 2021/2022 school year, FLGC has teamed up with Columbia Basin Allied Arts to bring the Pegasus Puppet Theatre performing "Pegasus and the Story of the Stars."
Grant amount: $600
Grant period: 2021/2022 school year