John Beck Hosts Fine Arts Day
John Beck Elementary School held their Fine Arts Day on Friday, March 31, 2017. The day began with International Champion of Magic, Jay Mattioni, presenting an inspiring show of magic and illusions during a school-wide assembly for grades K-6 held in the school gymnasium. Mattioni encouraged students to find the “MAGIC” in their lives using grand illusion, comedy, live animals, music and dance. He explained that each letter of the word “MAGIC” stands for something: M - Motivation, A-Action, G-Goals, I-Interaction, C-Creativity.
After the assembly, students rotated between classrooms throughout the school where smaller “stations” of art presentations were given.
The Fine Arts Day brings in volunteer members of the Warwick community to share their fine arts careers and expertise with students. The day is designed to introduce and/ or provide more information to students about fine art careers. Students get to see the experts working in their craft and are able to ask questions. Each smaller session lasts about 25 minutes.
Presenters at John Beck included: Emily Hartmann from Friendship Heart Gallery (artist), Janet Peck and Tom singer (African Dancing & Drumming), William Johnson (Metals & Woodwork), Mr. Nobody Special from Art of Recycle, J.P. Welliver (actor/theater), Matt & Kim Goss (singers/songwriters), and Nate Nixdorf (Warwick High School Art Teacher/student artists).
According to one of its organizers, teacher - Chad Felty, John Beck’s Fine Arts Day has been a annual tradition for more than 15 years.