LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – For two hours Thursday night (April 30, 2009), the Pottsgrove School District‘s Ringing Rocks Elementary School was surely the most color-filled place on the planet … or at least its students thought so.
Hundreds of children and their parents paraded through the halls at Ringing to see wall after wall, and several ceilings, decorated with art projects on which the kids have been working since last September. Ringing was the last of the district’s three elementary schools to conduct its art show this year; Lower Pottsgrove and West Pottsgrove elementaries held theirs earlier in April, as did Pottsgrove Middle School.
During the evening, visitors were introduced to Philadelphia artist Ben Volta, who has been serving as Ringing’s artist-in-residence. He unveiled a mural on which he worked with the school’s fifth-graders, and which drew its themes from the nearby natural rock formations for which the building is named.
Next up: the art work of Pottsgrove High School students. It goes on display next Wednesday (May 6, 2009)from 5-8 p.m. at the high school, 1345 Kauffman Rd.