• Nov. 30, 2016
    New York City gallery displays USC second grader’s artwork 
    Natalie Barefoot A second grader at Streams Elementary has accomplished what many artists only dream of achieving. A piece of Natalie Barefoot’s artwork is on display at A.I.R. Gallery, located in Brooklyn, NY now through Dec. 18, 2016.

    “Natalie’s grandmother, Patricia Barefoot, is an artist and was recently made aware of a children's art exhibit at a gallery in New York she has been affiliated with,” Elizabeth Barefoot, Natalie’s mom, said. “She submitted a picture that Natalie had made in art class last year when she was in first grade and it was accepted to the show!”

    The exhibit, titled “It’s Elementary,” features artwork created by students in kindergarten through grade 5 from New York City schools and throughout the country. Organized by Carolyn Martin and Sylvia Netzer, the exhibition includes drawings, paintings, prints and mixed media.

    “This is a neat opportunity for Natalie!” Mrs. Barefoot said. “She really enjoys Streams and especially all of the great art projects she gets to work on!”

    Natalie’s artwork is a colorful piece that features a hand and forearm along with a border of multicolored hearts.

    “This art project focused on our warm and cool colors. My grandma always said, cold hands, warm hearts,” Angela Stevenson, Streams Elementary art teacher, said. “Natalie has such a great heart and is really talented!”

    According to its website, A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Residence, Inc.) was established in 1972 as the first not-for-profit, artist-directed and maintained gallery for women artists in the United States. The gallery exhibits the work of hundreds of women artists each year.