Bartlesville High School Honors Art Class to Display Second Installment of Art at Woolaroc Museum
[BARTLESVILLE, OK, OCT 12, 2022] Woolaroc Museum is excited to have the talented works of three local youth on display in their world-class museum from October 14th through the end of the year.
This is the second installment of the partnership between Woolaroc and the High School Art Department. Their first installment was a collaborative painting of William R. Leigh’s Custer’s Last Fight, and was on display in the museum this past Summer. Julie Giovannetti, AP Art Teacher, at Bartlesville High School, has been instrumental in facilitating the partnership between Woolaroc Museum and her AP Art students.
This project entailed the students reimagining and reproducing one of Woolaroc’s iconic pieces, Medicine Water by Eanger Irving Couse. Students were encouraged to study the painting and give their reinterpretation from their own personal perspective. “Ideas that came up were using different mediums, imagining the figure in another setting, changing the time period, imagining what the intent of the artist was and thinking about different ways to present that, looking at what cultural appropriation is and making sure to present the pieces created in a sensitive and respectful manner,” stated Julie Giovannetti. The pieces were juried by members of the Woolaroc staff and judged based on their overall design, technical difficulty, and creativity. Woolaroc selected three outstanding works by Jade Murray, Vanessa Gilliard, and Myka Minson.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Bartlesville Public Schools to become more engaged with their art department,” stated Shiloh Thurman, Museum Director. “There is a tremendous amount of talent in our schools and we are thrilled to display their work in the museum for the public to see.” The projects will hang in Room 5 until the end of December, 2022.
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.