Presents the Trophy Sculptures
of P.S. 261, 5th Grade
Graduation Gift 2002
This annual summer exhibition promotes art in young people and in the community.

The commitment of P.S. 261 to the arts is an admirable approach to learning.

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to go to the
Quilt Project

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to go to the Blackboard
of the Artwork

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to go to the
P.S. 261 Statement

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to go to the
www.gallerythe.org Statement

A committee of the following students created the idea for the 2002 graduation gift: Ebony Wells, Simone Ramirez, Jasper Johnson and their art teacher, Dorrine DeChant.    During their after school sessions, the students brainstormed the best projects. After much discussion, the project that the committee felt best represented their class would be Memory Trophies.

Each student from the five sections of fifth grade would create a trophy sculpture that would answer the question "What do you want to be remembered for?"    Using sketching techniques, the students conceptualized their trophy sculpture. The idea sketches were then formed into 3-dimensional sculptures using Crayola Model MagicŪ.

The graduation gift committee and the graduating class would like to thank Charles Henderson who built the window display cases for the artwork.    They would also like to thank www.gallerythe.org for celebrating their artwork by exhibiting it at the gallery throughout the summer.