Denair High School Hosts Rivera Traveling Exhibit

Diego Rivera Exhibit PosterDenair High School, with the support of the Denair Education Foundation, will display a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the spectacular murals of Diego Rivera, considered a national treasure of Mexico. The students, staff, and the community will be able to enjoy the giant reproductions during the week of March 31 – April 4, 2014. Featuring the beautiful Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, the exhibit celebrates art, Spanish language, Mexican culture and history.

The exhibit also features a scene from a mural painted in the University at Chapingo in Mexico in 1926 as well as a wonderful selection, called The Flower Vendor from the series that featured calla lilies and native Mexicans.

Exhibit hours are: Monday -Wednesday 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm; Thursday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:45 pm (closed 12:05–1:05). Visitors, please check in at the office.

Don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this exhibit!

Denair Charter Academy Hosts Artist

Destiny Lebow Ramirez, Jerry DeCaire, Ricky Robertson, and Lizbeth Cadenas

Destiny Lebow Ramirez, Jerry DeCaire, Ricky Robertson, and Lizbeth Cadenas

On March 6th, 2014, Denair Charter Academy had the pleasure of welcoming artist, Jerry DeCaire. Mr. DeCaire is an artist whose works include The Wolverine, X-Men, Thor, and one of his own creations, Malachi. He spoke with students about the way he uses math and science to create these well known characters. Through the use of geometry and proportions, he demonstrated elements like bird’s eye view, and worm’s eye view. The students sat in quiet awe as they watched Mr. DeCaire transform a cube into The Wolverine. He showed his mastery of the human body as he named and meticulously drew each muscle of the character. Students eagerly raised their hand to answer his questions and receive a personally autographed drawing. Destiny Lebow Ramirez, Ricky Robertson, and Lizbeth Cadenas were the lucky winners who received autographed, original work . All students in attendance received a photocopy of the full body drawing of Iron Man.