A collection of art work created by the students of the City of Apalachicola Project Impact Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Program will be on exhibition from Jan. 23, 2015 thru Feb. 4, 2015 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art (ACHCA) located at 86 Water Street in Apalachicola.
There will be an opening reception of the exhibit at the ACHCA from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Jan. 23, 2015 and the community is invited to attend. Student docents Kaitlyn Marriott and Faline Everitt, from the program, will be available to discuss the various works of art.
The collection identified as ‘Deconstruction/Reconstruction’ will be comprised of over 50 pottery bowls and tiles created by students from 5 to 17 years of age. Kirby Gregory, pottery instructor, has worked with the students for the past 3 months to create the collection.
The display will also include over 10 mixed media pieces created using recycled materials presented in new and interesting ways. Karyl Gavigan, art instructor, has been leading the students in a series of activities that always include some aspect of using recycled objects as part of their projects.
The City of Apalachicola operates two Project Impact Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Programs, one inside the main building at the Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recreation and Community Service Complex and the other at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School.
The programs are funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant provided by the Florida Department of Education. The afterschool services are provided free of charge to the students of Franklin County and include homework help, targeted tutoring, educational enhancement, recreational activities, and field trips throughout the academic year with a full-time program in the summer weeks.