Saturday, May 16, 2009

Longview and Kelso student artwork

We attended the opening reception for the Longview/Kelso Secondary Schools Art Show. There were so many wonderful artworks, I can't believe how talented young people are today. I snapped a few photos, mainly of paintings that inspired me enough to take a second look. In my opinion, the very best work by far was the pastel painting of a black crow (see top image). It reminds me of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

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