On Friday, March 17, the art club
took a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Sixteen students traveled five hours across the state to spend the
day studying works by famous artists.
Crystal Bridges is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a
world-class museum available to the public. Alice Walton, daughter
of the founder of Walmart, is the creator of the museum and serves
as the chair of the museum board. The permanent collection spans
five centuries of American works. Famous artists include Norman
Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Besides art, visitors
may enjoy a hands-on experience in their art studio, visit the
library, or enjoy the hiking and biking trails provided on the
Museum’s 120-acre grounds.
Sloan-Hendrix students enjoyed a 30 foot high spider sculptor by
Louise Bourgeois, Loopy Doopy Art by the Glass by Sol LeWitt, a
Mollie Ringwold quilt from the art collection of Maya Angelou, and
Coca-Cola art by Andy Warhol.
Thanks to Angie Roberts for chaperoning the trip and to bus driver
Randy Gholson. The trip began at 5:30 a.m. and ended at 11:00 p.m.!
Art Club advisor is Mrs. Susan Watson.