Now on display in the Werner Family Art Gallery is Retablos: Images of Gratitude. The artwork, created by 5th grade students, is inspired by the traditional Mexican folk art known as Retablos. This unique art form flourished in rural areas of Mexico during the 19th century by thousands of anonymous artists. Individuals painted with oil on tin plates, depicting images of gratitude and as a form of expressing devotion to a religious icon. In this gallery, 5th grade students depicted their own experiences of gratitude through a contemporary interpretation of this art form.
The artwork is also available for viewing in this online gallery, and visitors are encouraged to leave comments and feedback for the artists. Many thanks to Middle School Art Teacher and Fine Arts Department Co-chair Sarah Markwald, who coordinated the project.