Streetsboro -- Streetsboro students will be displaying and selling their art work April 15-19 at the Robinson Health Center in Streetsboro.
This is the second year the Parents for Public Schools Streetsboro has organized this show, which will benefit the district's art programs.
"We raised $3,000 last year," said PPSS member Karyn Hall. "Grades kindergarten through 12th-grade will have their art work set up in the main lobby during the hours that the medical center is open. The money we earn goes toward the Streetsboro schools art programs."
According to Hall, there will be a public reception from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson Memorial Hospital April 15 for parents, teachers, City Council members, and School Board members. Refreshments will be served.
On April 20, there will be a dinner and auction at Stringz & Wingz from 4-7 p.m., featuring entertainment from the juggling club at Henry Defer Intermediate School, the high school jazz band and possibly dancers from Keithe Williams Performing Arts Academy.
Michele Forsyth teaches art at both Wait Primary School and Campus Elementary School. She said there will be approximately 35 projects from both schools on display at the art show.
Streetsboro Middle School art teacher Sherri Koppel is painting two chairs for the auction.
"I am going to have about 12 to 14 students make clay trays and turtles to sell at the show, as well," said Koppel.
Michelle Mrakovich, a PPSS member, said the organization is having parents sign waivers allowing their students' art work to be sold.
"It is completely up to the students and parents whether the art would go up for sale," she said. "A lot of our high school kids take advantage of that because they're building portfolios, so they choose not to sell."
Henry Defer Intermediate School art teacher Samantha Copthorne said she would submit 30 items to the art show; the fourth-graders will submit color theory paintings; the fifth-graders will submit silk quilts; and the sixth-graders clay bowls that tell a story about their lives and clay sculptures.
"I think it is a wonderful thing," she said. "There were supplies we wouldn't have been able to get without the community's support last year. It is great that the community gets a chance to support the arts."
Hall said the art also will be available online.
"Most of the art work will be online for bidding starting April 7 and will be open until a week after the live show ends," she said.
New this year, residents will be able to order calendars of student art, according to Hall.
"Our highest bid from each grade will be displayed in the calendar, and since there are 13 grades, one of them will be displayed on the cover," said Hall. Presale tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children between five and 12 and senior citizens. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults, and $5 for children between five and 12 and senior citizens. Children under four get in free.