Monday, June 26, 2000

Pig Parade: The Arts Make Your Pig Fly

Winged porker promotes art education

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Arts Make Your Pig Fly
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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        Artist: Fourth graders from Shawnee Elementary School, Lakota School District, Carla Copens, teacher, Jaye Mullins, facilitator. Kerry Kronenberger, a Mason art teacher, coordinated the project as part of the Association for the Advancement of Arts Education's Arts Connections program.

        Sponsor: AAAE.

        This pig's pen: Cincinnati Museum Center.

        What's the pig idea?: The pig is divided into eight sections that represent the different learning styles of children. Fourth graders created portraits of kids showing various learning styles. The wings symbolize the four areas of arts education: visual arts, dance, drama and music.

        “We used calendered sign vinyl, which has a peel-off adhesive back,” Ms. Kronenberger says. “It's a material that's really accessible to kids, because they like to cut and glue things. They cut out their designs and attached them to the pig.”

        Completing the project took: Three weeks.

        This pig was painted with: Latex paint, sign vinyl. “The vinyl has really vivid colors,” Ms. Kronenberger says.

        Your high on the hog was: “Getting to work with kids while I was on maternity leave,” Ms. Kronenberger says.

        Pig peeve: Getting the vinyl to stick on the curves of the pigs.

        This is 58th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Find past pig profiles at Click on the Big Pig Gig icon.


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