Thursday, December 23, 2010

The New Mexico Bowl Trophy & Awards

Ah, yes! College football bowl games dominate the sports channels for all fans and innocent by standing family members to view over the holiday season. The New Mexico Bowl helped kick off this bowl season on December 18th with BYU defeating UTEP 52 - 24. This bowl game happen to catch my eye because of how they recognize the winning team and the offensive and defensive players of the game. The winning trophy and awards are original works of art created by Native American artists of the region. The trophy is created by using hand made terra-cotta coils. This same technique is taught in elementary art classes in Saline. Here you can see a traditional craft used to celebrate the competition between two colleges all the while supporting local artists of the New Mexico region.

Marcellus and Elizabeth Media | Ralph Aragon

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SAS Student Exhibit

Gifts of Art

Saline Area Schools is proud to present

Student Artwork @

The University of Michigan Hospitals

December 13- February 7

Melody Jamshidi

Sophie Bugala

Griffin Granica


Amanda Kubitz


Makenzie Roehner

Ben O'Neil

India Pruette

Sophia Wood

Woodland Meadows

Annie Farrell


Kevin Miller

Caroline Krause

Alex Taulbee

Jack Stuck

Elizabeth Barsch

Pleasant Ridge

Ian Spitael


Jordan Starkey

Ryli Harden

Maddie Miller

Anna LeChard


Sarah Brannan


Connor Wall

Michael Lance

Gretchen Walker

Alex Bargo

Camille Buckley

Vivienne Miller

Eddie Wang


Glory Ford


Catherine Wei

Jack Morgan

Louisa Antonelli

Grace Bowe

Emily LoPresto


Olivia Mendoza


Simon Rucinski

Alex Farmer

Cailin Newbert

Jen Ho

Lauren Branch

Katie Morgan

Elysse Childress

Kate Laramie

Jacob Corbitt

Ashton Cole

Gifts of Art Office

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (734) 936-ARTS

Fax: (734) 998-2396


Mailing address:

Gifts of Art


300 North Ingalls

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470

Friday, December 3, 2010

MAEA art confernce part 2

Another fun trip during the Michigan Art Education Association's conference was our visit to the Center for Creative Studies (CCS). This is a college where you can study all sorts of art related careers AND it is located across from the Detroit Institute of Art... what an inspiring location!!! We saw student work from the graphic design, automotive design, interior design, product design and advertising!! What an exciting place! I want to go back to college!!

MAEA art confernce

Mrs. Larsen and I attended the annual Michigan Art Education Association conference. This year it was held in Dearborn. We toured the Arab American National Museum (what a beautiful building) and saw a variety of history and art. One fun exhibit was the fashion of Arab American Alfred Shaheen. His Hawaii themed shirts were even worn by Elvis Presley!

Fighting Hunger One Bowl At A Time

When: Thursday Feb. 3, 2011

Time: 5:30- 7:30 pm

Location: Saline High School Commons

Cost: $10 per person or $30 per family advanced sales (there will be limited sales at the door depending on availability - Cost: $12 per person or $35 per family)

Join us for an evening of food, entertainment and community as we celebrate an opportunity to help end hunger!

Enjoy a bowl of soup, fresh bread, beverage and dessert prepared by the Culinary Arts students at Saline High School. Take home a handmade ceramic bowl created by Saline Area Schools Art Students in celebration of the project. Music provided by Saline High School students.

Net proceeds will be contributed to the Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County to help those in need.

Check out Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County to find out what they do to help eliminate hunger!

The handmade bowls have been specially designed by Saline Art department students, grades 3-12!

Food prepared by the Saline High School Culinary Arts department. Entertainment provided by the Saline High school Music Department. All promotional materials created by the Saline High School marketing department. Volunteer support provided by various Saline High School student and parent volunteers.

You Tube Video | Food Gatherers