Future art educators conclude their time as student teachers by showcasing not only their own work, but the work of the students they have taught over the course of the semester. The biennial Students of Students Exhibition includes the work of intermediate and high school students, led by pre-service teachers in area schools. The exhibition is on view in Brick City’s Cabot Gallery November 29–December 18 and will be open for First Friday Art Walk on December 3.
This exhibition allows student teachers and their classes to display their artwork for parents, teachers, and the community to see. Each teacher has their choice for the student work they would like to include in the show, and the student teachers can also display their own studio artwork demonstrating personal achievements.
A range of age groups from various Springfield-area schools will be represented through this semester’s student teachers: Jeff Moore with Wilson’s Creek Intermediate School 5th and 6th grades, Dorie Lea with Ozark Junior High School 7th–9th grades, Morgan Benne with Nixa High School 9th–12th grades, Bri Bias with Central High School 9th–12th grades, and Sarah Crabtree with Norwood High School 9th-12th grades.
Dr. Steve Willis, professor in Missouri State’s Art Education Department, describes how unique teaching styles add to the special quality of this collection of artwork, “Each student teacher has different pedagogy and curriculum to represent the schools where they teach. Because of the variability that can be found in art classrooms, each student teacher brings a wealth of experience to the exhibition that represents the students and the school community.”
The Cabot Gallery is located in Brick City Building 3 at 215 West Mill Street, Springfield, Missouri, 65806. The gallery can be visited Monday–Friday 11 AM–6 PM and Saturday 11 AM–4 PM. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details. Please wear a mask and practice safe distancing when visiting the gallery.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.