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Pianos for Peace Donates Festival Pianos to Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Pianos for Peace, a nonprofit organization designed to promote peace and philanthropy through art, music and education, 11 beautifully painted pianos are now located inside Atlanta Public Schools. Before the arrival of the pianos, the organization invited the Maynard Jackson High School Orchestra and the J.W. Dobbs Elementary School musical ensemble to Hartsfield-Jackson…

Price Middle School Wildcats Learn to Quilt

Ms. Janice Johnson, Art Teacher at Price Middle School, provided an opportunity for students to work with visiting quilt artist, Mrs. Dawn Williams Boyd on March 17th and 18th.  Mrs. Boyd taught a group of fifteen girls the concept of designing individual quilt blocks, how to put the blocks together to make a quilt and…

Maynard H. Jackson student artwork showcased at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

This summer, Delta North Companies and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport showcased artwork titled“ Phoenix Rising from Peach” created by Maynard H. Jackson High School  students during the completion of the company’s construction project in the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal. The painting sold for $450, and Delta North Companies provided an additional $500 to support Maynard H.…

Kimberly Elementary’s Art Gallery

After a year of drawing, coloring, outlining, cutting and pasting, the work was finally ready! Students at L.O. Kimberly Elementary School worked hard all year and showcased their final art projects at the end of the school year. Under the leadership and direction of art teacher, Mr. Demetrius Carroll, the second annual Kimberly Art Gallery officially opened on Thursday, May…

Students at Brown Middle Portray History Through the Arts

Three Brown Middle Schools students, Benjamin Leverette, Kamon Baker, and R’Daizyja Bell, recently submitted posters for the Clark-Atlanta University W.E.B DuBois Commemorative Symposium. The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, and the young artists celebrated his life and scholarship through their art. Each students’ artwork was…

Hope-Hill Art Unveiled at Airport

On August 23rd, students from Hope-Hill Elementary School were privileged to have their artwork unveiled at the north terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the Atlanta Military Gateway Youth Art Project. The artwork will be viewed by tens of thousands of airport passengers from across the globe and will greet U.S. military personnel as…

Gideons students honored by the governor

From mock trial and wheelchair basketball victories to visits from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the month of March has been filled with high notes for the students of Atlanta Public Schools and Thursday was no different. On Thursday, Gideons Elementary students (front row) paid a visit to Governor Sonny Perdue’s office to receive special recognition…