Waldport, OR – March 18, 2019 – Candle-lit tables, live piano music, appetizers served by 6th graders, and hallways transformed into gallery displays of student art greeted more than 150 patrons last Thursday night, March 14, 2019, at the 2nd annual Every Child is an Artist event organized by Crestview Heights Elementary school in Waldport. Students had been hard at work to create art in a wide-variety of mediums such as painting, quilting, framing, even furniture was sold with student created decoupage on the surfaces.
Additional art was donated by Yaquina Arts Association, Amy Anderson, Jodie Dalby, Chasati and Kendi Ritchey, Mark C. Adcock and a few artists that wish to be anonymous.
Libba Sager, Principal of the school said, “This was truly a community event. Not only was the event well attended by parents and community members, many also generously donated items allowing students to use their skills to create their masterpieces. Many people worked tirelessly to make this event a success and their efforts are greatly appreciated.”
The art teacher, Missy Alberti-Araujo, made sure to let everyone know this was a group effort, “I’d like to give special thanks to a number of volunteers and staff who made this happen! The list includes: Nan Scott, Jennifer Paden, Jayme Kirchem, Jodie Dalby, Lauren Evans, Grayson Schlosser, Bobby Forshee, Joey Godfrey, Sodexo for the meal and kitchen staff Monica, Katie, Laura and Patty, the CVH Boosters…But most of all, the incredible students, some spending much of their lunch recess time or volunteering to stay after school to bring their visions to fruition.”
The total of $1,184 will be given back to support student art throughout the year.