School News: Parrish Displays Work, Hayground Holds Read-in

Fourth-grader Aiden Sloan posed with a mixed media cake that her class built as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s annual student exhibition. Photos courtesy of the Sag Harbor School District


Fourth-graders at Sag Harbor Elementary School now have their artwork on display at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

After touring the museum in November and seeing the museum’s permanent collection and fall exhibit, the students were inspired to create their own works of art, which are being featured as part of the museum’s annual Student Exhibition, which runs through February 26.

To create their artwork, each fourth-grade class brainstormed and collaborated to create art projects based on what they saw during their visit to the art museum.

Projects created included, “Inspiration and Creation,” which features plaster figures dancing, singing and playing instruments on a background influenced by a piece of abstract art the students viewed; and a large mixed media cake made out of plaster. It was inspired by an exhibit at the museum that included cakes with unique toppings, such as birds and feathers.

Hayground School

The Hayground School held its 20th annual African American Read-in on February 6. Carol Spencer, owner of Diaspora Books, was at the school selling books, calendars and other items. The read aloud program began at 2 p.m. and students and teachers read from the works of Langston Hughes and Eloise Greenfield among others.

On Thursday, The Hayground School will host its annual Soul Food Night, featuring potluck supper with soul food and fried chicken and ribs. Once again there will be a dessert contest – the main ingredient of the desserts must be sweet potatoes. Following the dinner there will be performances followed by dancing.