We’ve all heard talk about cuts to art programs in schools across Hawai‘i. Most recently, due to the state’s unsatisfactory performance in implementing programs aimed to improve low-performing schools, the Education Department put Hawai‘i on “high risk” status and in jeopardy of losing its $75 million Race to the Top grant.
With this thought at the forefront, The Human Imagination is kicking off the new year with an exhibition by 7th and 8th graders of Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School, as part of their Arts For Education Program, which aims to inspire the young through creativity that will help them to observe and acquire the knowledge for the real world. Titled Value in the Role Model, the exhibition will showcase scratchboard art, which draws upon the students’ own research and interpretation of whom they see as role models.
Art begets creativity. Creativity begets dreams. Dreams beget possibilities.