Last Friday I had the pleasure of viewing the Jones College Prep AP Art Class Exhibit, which is taught by Laura Boban. Jones is a Chicago high school in the heart of the loop (downtown). I’m sharing samples of their artwork here, it was created by Juniors and Seniors at Jones. It’s a rich body of work employing all different ideas, mediums, and concepts.
I composed a Cherita poem as a send off for both the students graduating and those moving into their senior year. Cherita are poems without a title and they tell a story in three stanzas. The first stanza is one line, the second is two lines and the third is three lines. They are similar in brevity to both haiku and tanka. I was inspired to write this form of poem by Kay Mcgriff after reading hers in last weeks Poetry Friday posts. Thanks Kay, follow the link to read her poem. Here’s more on the Cherita.
students exhibit art,
beginning an artist’s career–
traversing peaks and valleys.
life’s artistic desire steered with
passion, perseverance, and persistence,
voice becomes one with creator.
© 2017 Michelle Kogan
Carol at Carol’s Corner is hosting the Poetry Friday roundup, thanks for hosting Carol! Visit her blog for more Poetry Friday sites to visit! And enjoy this rich collection of art!
Jones AP Art Exhibit 2017
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