Vail students make art out of open space |

Vail students make art out of open space

Matt TerrellVail, CO Colorado
Fourth grader Paige Watson's mixed-media moose collage.

VAIL, Colorado Theres a colorful moose collage and a sun bathing caterpillar. Theres all sorts of flowers, leaves and critters.Student artwork of nature and open space seems fitting for the Eagle Valley Land Trust 2008-2009 calendar. All the artwork comes from Vail Mountain School, created by kindergartners, high school seniors and all the students in between. The Eagle Valley Land Trust is a nonprofit involved in preserving land in the Eagle River Valley. The group asked Vail Mountain Schools art department this fall to create art for a calendar that illustrated the natural beauty of the valley.This was not a planned exercise, but the students really rose to the challenge and created some beautiful pieces of art, said Nicole von Tempske, chair of the Vail Mountain School art department.For more information on the Eagle Valley Land Trust calendar or Vail Mountain School, please contact Director of Communications Emily Tamberino at (970) 476-3850 or

Heres a listing of the art and artists used in the calendar:Red Flower in Watercolor (cover) by Amy Mallouk, grade 12

Aspen Tree, Watercolor (January) by Riley Ebel, grade 9Pink Abstract Watercolor (February) by Layton Purchase, kindergartenSilk Hoops (March) by Faye Hargreaves, grade 3Moose Collage in Mixed Media (April) by Paige Watson, grade 4Caterpillar Collage in Paint (May) by Marcus Gore, grade 1Landscape of Mountains in Watercolor (June) by Larkin Armbruster, grade 3Black and White Photo with Colored Flag (July) by Emily Bandoni, grade 8Colored Bird, Colored Pencil (August) by Katherine Bolyard, grade 5Aspen Leaf in Watercolor (September) by Ande Brill, grade 11

Black and White Photogram Collage (October) by David Honda, grade 8Black and White Photogram Collage (October) by Mac Pitts, grade 8Black and White Photogram Collage (October) by Emily Bandoni, grade 8Black and White Photogram Collage (October) by Mandy Ortiz, grade 7River with Rocks, Black and White Photo (November) by Mac Pitts, grade 8Flying Deer in Pencil (December) by Francesca Faessler, grade 5Silk Hoops (January) by Dylan Hardenbergh, grade 3

Staff Writer Matt Terrell can be reached at 748-2955 or

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