This month, Katy's Great Food in Putney is hosting an art show of student work from fifth graders at The Grammar School. The paintings are based on the work of Giorgio Morandi, an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life compositions involving everyday jars and bottles. To create these works, fifth graders first sketched several canning jars to practice observing and drawing ellipses, then learned about Giorgio Morandi and looked at several examples of his work. They collectively created a still-life from similar objects and set about painting in this style. Richards notes that "it's wonderful to see moments of clarity in understanding how an ellipse curves just so, or how a dapple of light makes all the difference, or just to see students seeing deeply."
They may be viewed at Katy's Great Food when open: Monday, Thursday, and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, at 118 Main St., Putney. This exhibition will be on view through April.