Welcome Class of 2000!

24 Sep
Class of 2000

Class of 2000

When I was searching for a header picture for this blog, I was drawn over and over again to a painting by Marsha Clements titled:  “Class of 2000”.

The description for the painting is as follows:  “This painting is available as a print approximately 11 x 22. These students were in my first class at Carver Elementary Academy. They were all 2nd graders in 1992 when the school reopened as a magnet school. They represent our future. As they watch for the buses to pick them up, we see a diverse group of children with the future in common. These students were set to graduate from high school in the year 2000. “

After sending Ms. Clements an email requesting permission to use her work of art, I received a wonderful reply:  “I am honored that you would like to use my painting. I painted this painting in 1990. The children were all in my class as 2nd graders and 10 years later, they graduated in the Class of 2000. It has a lot of meaning to me as the artist and teacher, but everyone sees something new in it. I also sell prints if you are interested.”

If you are interested in purchasing one of Marsha Clements’ prints, please email her at:  marshac@clearwire.net.  You can also view her Flickr page by clicking here.

Thank you, Ms. Clements, for allowing me to use your beautiful, meaningful work of art!


3 Responses to “Welcome Class of 2000!”

  1. Justin W. September 26, 2008 at 8:23 am #

    I do have to admit that it is a GREAT painting!

  2. Marsha Clements January 30, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    I thought you might be interested in my blog for teachers at marshaclements.com. I am working on the complete website. I do professional development for educators, as well as being an artist. I’m glad you were able to use my painting.

  3. Marsha Clements January 30, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    Also, I have an etsy shop–studio sentosa. THe prints are also on sale there.

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