The “Smyrna Schools Celebrate the Arts” show was a huge success! In July 2015, CCSD Visual Arts Supervisor Judy Condon challenged district art teachers at a vertical planning meeting to do something collaborative with their feeder schools. The answer to that challenge was to host an art show featuring the Smyrna-area art programs and the creativity of students in that area across all grade levels.
The show was held the evening of March 10, 2016, at the Smyrna Community Center. All of the schools in the Smyrna area were involved with placing several student pieces in the exhibit. Elementary schools included Argyle, Belmont Hills, King Springs K-1, King Springs 2-5, Green Acres, Nickajack, Norton Park, Teasley, and Smyrna. Middle schools participating were Campbell and Griffin along with Campbell High School and the International Academy of Smyrna as well.
Campbell High School provided a string quartet to provide an extra touch of class to visitors as they browsed the artistic works. The Smyrna Education Foundation hosted a silent auction that raised money to benefit the city schools. The Smyrna Arts and Cultural Council assisted with the event and even brought in local artists to speak to the students about a career path in art.
“We would especially like to thank our Board Member Susan Thayer and Mayor Max Bacon for their support,” said Merry Mullins, Art Teacher at King Springs 2-5. “It was truly a community event and we have already started planning for next year!”