Bartlesville High School Honors Art Class to Display Art at Woolaroc Museum
[BARTLESVILLE, OK, April 25, 2022] Woolaroc Museum is excited to have the talented works of local youth on display in their world-class museum from April 29 – June 30, 2022.
Julie Giovannetti and Lea Burke, both AP Art Teachers at Bartlesville High School, have been working on a partnership together with Woolaroc Museum. William R. Leigh’s Custer’s Last Fight was used as the model for this project. The painting was divided into a grid and students were given a piece of the grid to recreate. They were granted funds for the square canvases by the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation to help with the project.
“We are building a partnership with the Bartlesville Public Schools to become more engaged with their art department. We are hoping this is the first of many projects in the future,” says Shiloh Thurman, Museum Director. The project will hang in Room 5 until the end of June, directly next to the famous W R Leigh painting.
"This was an important project for my class,” stated Lea Burke. “It helped us be better painters as well as forced us to keep the project as a whole in mind. Everyone needed to do more than their part to have a successful "whole" painting. We appreciate the BPSF for the canvas and Woolaroc for this great learning opportunity! I think my students rocked this project!”
Woolaroc is open year-round and is a 3,700-acre wildlife preserve, museum, historical attraction, and much more. For more information visit www.woolaroc.org or visit their Facebook and Instagram page. Woolaroc is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville, OK, on State Highway 123.