Eighth grade art classes at Queen of Heaven School earned an Honorable Mention from the Albright Knox Art Gallery in the Art's Cool Art Inspired Competition. Kari Achatz's students learned about Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, who tapped dreams and the subconscious for their imagery. After discussing the ways in which images can either compliment or contradict each other, students created works of art in which their own mixed-media version of a famous artwork was juxtaposed with a found photograph. The honorable Mention came with an award of $250 which will benefit the art program at Queen of Heaven School. This is the second year in a row the eighth grade class has placed in this competition under the direction of Kari Achatz.
This past week 51 students from grades K-8 at Q of H school donated artwork to be framed and displayed in the new Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Representatives from Women and Children's Hospital were on hand to discuss the art program and how this art will touch many children in our community. Every day at Q of H we live our faith through community prayer, helping a classmate or lending a helping hand to a teacher but it is special projects such as this that show our community what living the catholic faith is all about. Edgar Degas once said "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Here at Q of H school we are helping others to see that no matter your age you can give back to your community with your time and talents.There is no greater gift in this world than when children help other children. When you create a work of art you are giving so much of your time and talent to another person. Congratulations to Mrs. Achatz and all the students who participated in this amazing community service project!