For the second year in a row, Lincoln Center art teacher Kim Riney organized a Family Fine Arts night Tuesday. Lincoln Center’s classrooms, band room and gymnasium were filled with artists in multiple mediums, children and parents doing interactive art projects, listening to story tellers and hearing from local artists.
This year there was a Lincoln Center faculty/employee art show that featured sixth grade teacher and high school cross country Coach Todd Ratliff with sports decopage, along with art teachers Kim Riney and Kim Miller, music teacher Jessica Hemann and aide Missy Orsini.
Some of the featured artists included Jorge Pena, a Lipan Apache from Cedar Rapids who played a native flute and drums to sing and tell stories; Jorja Kemp, an Ames artist who showed her alcohol ink paintings and did an interactive painting workshop with students; Annette Jennings Scieszinski, a noted impressionist oil painter; Raven Sanford, a multi-media artist.
Other art facilitators included Nathan Bierl, Lincoln Center band instructor who taught percussion as art; Jennifer Hess, teaching interactive dance; Richard Silva sharing Venezuelan classical guitar; ACHS art teacher Kim Miller showing students how to create the very popular painted rocks; a “Musical Mad Libs” with elementary music teacher Sydni Graham, where students made up and sang their own unique song parodies; the creation of art pins; an Indian Hills Community College ceramics and wheel throwing demonstration; a cardboard loom and weavings demonstration and elementary vocal teacher Jessica Hemann doing all sorts of motion to music with a musical parachute.
Lincoln Center students also performed vocal music and piano selections.