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Middle school art show features blue ink medium

Jose Quintana

WIMAUMA (March 30) – Wimauma Community Academy middle school students will host a free “Blue Ink” art reception, exhibit and sale that is open to the public from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at the school, 18236 US-301, Wimauma. Eighty-three sixth and seventh grade students used blue ink to create their animal- and plant-themed drawings.

“As part of our learning about drawing, we include blue ink as a means of expression, because it is still a very current ancient medium,” says Yanira Santana, art teacher at the K-8 Wimauma Community Academy. “The results were impressive, and we decided to share the works with the public. We also want to teach students that art is a job, that’s why the art will be for sale.”

Jennifer Herrera working
Jennifer Herrera working

Artwork prices range from $15 to $50 each. Proceeds will go directly to each student.

Samples of the work are available for viewing at facebook.com/rcma1965.

About RCMA

Established in 1965, RCMA is Florida’s largest nonprofit provider of quality early childhood education and family support services. Headquartered in Immokalee, RCMA serves people in rural areas living in poverty, primarily migrant and farm worker families. RCMA operates 65 child development centers and two charter schools, and partners with 19 family child care homes and various after-school care programs in 21 Florida counties. The organization employs 1,600 people, provides childcare and education to more than 5,500 children each year, and has more than 50,000 alumni. Learn more at rcma.org.