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5th graders learn how to recycle through art

Fifth graders at East Campus recently viewed the exhibit of Robert Hodge, a Houston-based musician and visual artist who has been involved in the city's art scene since the late 1990s.

The exhibit was entitled  Robert Hodge: Destroy and Rebuild, reflecting his pursuit of “the recovery of cultural and political icons that have been lost to a fast-paced and ever-changing society,” according to his bio written in  a release by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where the exhibit was held.

The students also saw works from Debra Barrera, whose ongoing exploration of the very human desire for escape is explored in her drawings. Students were given an opportunity to create their own art piece that was displayed at the museum.

Varnett Public School has set aside each Friday as “Fine Arts Day.” The museum exhibit exposed the students to alternative expressions of art.

A guide asked students what each display meant to them, adding that each piece of art is intended to mean different things to different people.

The fifth graders were excited about future works of art they will make from the ideas of famous artists.

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