2014 Education Foundation Commemorative Print Vote

The five works of original art, displayed on this page, are the creation of Virginia Beach City Public Schools educators. Voting for this year has closed. The winning artist will be announced at the annual TGIF (Teacher Grants Improve Futures) Celebration on Nov. 12, 2013.

Just Be

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Just Be
Education is the key to success in life, and the key to being a successful educator is to JUST BE……..creative, kind, thoughtful, inspiring, fun, dedicated, compassionate, motivated, humble, friendly, positive, patient, joyful, and educated!

Kite Surfing

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Kite Surfing
The photograph was taken on the VB oceanfront at 53rd St on a very windy day when a team of kite surfers were out. They were all trying for 20 minutes to get together and go down the beach together. Finally it worked and I snapped a picture.

Our Magic Reading Hour

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Our Magic Reading Hour
Reading diverts the mind and opens doors to our imagination. It is never too early to step into the magic world that only books can reveal. I captured this “reading moment” at the beach, while my goddaughter and her baby sister were both enjoying a beautiful day and reading their favorite books.

Imagination

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Imagination
It was the combination of colors and textures that got me carried away. Even though my original idea was for a completely different and more concrete image, my conversations with other people about what they imagine my painting to be inspired me to leave it as it is, and let the audience envision their own versions.

Branching Out

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Branching Out
In this work, I was exploring the idea of pulling from our roots, the traditional school house setting, to grow or branch out into the future with our students as we work collectively to build the skills necessary for 21st century.

Last Modified on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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