Sep 14th, 2012
LAKE WALES – Janie Howard Wilson Elementary’s fifth grade art students sat spellbound at the feet – literally – of modern artist Alberto Cruz during a special master class Friday (Sept. 14).
Art teacher Tiffany Weaver invited the Sarasota-based painter to speak with students. He explained the difference between impressionism, abstract and modern styles. Business partner Shelly Windham of Shelly Windham Interior Design donated money for the school to purchase a Cruz painting, which was unveiled during the lecture.
Artist Alberto Cruz, Principal Barbara Jones and art teacher Tiffany Weaver pose with “Dream.” The painting was purchased for Janie Howard Wilson Elementary through a gift from business partner Shelly Windham Interior Design.
Fifth grade students listen to guest artist Alberto Cruz as his painting “Dream” is unveiled. Teacher Tiffany Weaver (center) and business partner Shelly Windham (right) arranged for the painting’s purchase to start a Janie Howard Wilson gallery project.
Artist Alberto Cruz explains “impressionism” to fifth grade students at Janie Howard Wilson Elementary on Friday.