A Hall with Horses
By: Cole Weirich
Walking from the Exhibit Hall to the stairs to the Bridgeside Lobby at the AMLE Conference, you'll find 26 horses adorning the walls, illuminated by colored lights and serenaded by mood music. The horses, all in the same position, were works of art created by middle grades students from all across Kentucky. From Lebanon to Louisville to Lexington, many major Kentucky cities have their students' horses on the wall of the conference's Student Art Exhibit.
In the Student Art Exhibit, nicknamed “Gallopalooza” after its subject, there are horses portrayed by paintings, mosaics, and the occasional collage. Perhaps one of the most striking hanging works of art is one from Eastside Middle School in Washington, Kentucky. Its coat is black and white checkers detailed with red glue glitter. Artfully positioned and glued colored tissue paper create the perfect image for the horse's mane and tail. An explosive background, complete with cut-out ads, draws eyes from across the room and makes for a very dynamic piece of art.
All in all, it's a very distinguished honor to make it into the very beautiful exhibit.