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Zephyr Cove celebrates art across the curriculum

Cory Fisher

The walls came alive – it was a tribute to the power of the young imagination.

There wasn’t a bare spot to be found Tuesday in the hallways of Zephyr Cove Elementary School, as the school celebrated its art show, which included works from every one of the 359 students.

“It’s astounding,” said art instructor Val Dearborn. “The students are doing incredible things.”

Although not quick to take the credit, Dearborn’s ability to awaken the artist in each young person over the course of just one semester has impressed both parents and teachers. Every project is tied into the curriculum, she said, and incorporates all the basic elements of art.

Creations included drawings, paintings, sculpture and printing, which were inspired through the study of history’s great artists.

A semester’s worth of student works culminated in the art show Tuesday night, when parents and members of the community were invited to the school to admire the impressive exhibit. According to Dearhorn, a still-life painted by second-grader Emilee Thomeson now hangs in the governor’s mansion.

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