Aquatic Life, Art & Literature Exhibit at the Toledo Library Main Branch
Maumee Valley Country Day School students in grades 1 through 6 created an art exhibit last year which was exhibited at the Toledo Zoo Aquarium’s Reflections Gallery for several months. The exhibit will now reside at the Children’s Library at the Main Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library from October 17, 2016-January, 2017.
This collection of acrylic painting integrates art, literature, and aquatic animals. The young artists designed and painted animal characters which illustrate several poems, novels, fairy tales, stories, and nursery rhymes. They worked on seven large, wood panels ranging from 2’x4’ to 4’x5’, and applied the colorful paint and text or quotes from literature.
The literature that inspired the art works are: Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, 1952 “The Octopus” by Ogden Nash The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom by Jack Prelutsky, 1997 “Fish“ by Mary Ann Hoberman from: The Llama Who Had No Pajama:100 Favorite Poems “ The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish”, a fairy tale by Alexander Pushkin, Russian, written in 1833. Adapted by The Brothers Grimm. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive… Nursery Rhyme,with Mother Goose’s Melody 1765, variation by American, Henry Bolton in 1880’s. Jangles, a Big Fish Story by David Shannon, 2012 One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Suess, 1960