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There’s more than one way to draw an elephant

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An exhibit of close to 100 interpretations of “what an elephant looks like,” created by children aged 2 to 12 at Peregrine School in Davis, will run from July 11-31 at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. Courtesy photo

In a folk story told by the Sufi poet Rumi, an elephant is described in myriad ways depending on the observer. Eventually, each person’s viewpoint is acknowledged as “right” — each person sees the elephant in his or her own way. When many people attempt to express what they see, wondrous possibilities emerge, each different from the last.

An exhibit of close to 100 interpretations of “what an elephant looks like,” created by children ages 2 to 12 at Peregrine School in Davis, will be featured July 11-31 at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridasy and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The images will be presented in order of age, creating a “developmental” art show that illustrates how children of different ages think and talk about their art. The show was curated by Kristina Gilmore, a curator at Crocker Art Museum; artist Lisa Rico; and teachers at Peregrine School who comment on students’ responses to the art.

A family-friendly opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11. Light refreshments will be served, and visitors of all ages will be invited to paint, draw or mold their own idea of what an elephant looks like. Art activities for visitor participation also will be available during gallery hours throughout the run of the show, and the resulting artworks may be displayed alongside the Peregrine students’ work.

The exhibit also will include artwork from a recent show at Crocker Art Museum developed through “See the music, hear the art” sponsored by the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. Under this program, guided by teacher and artist Sonja White, Peregrine students ages 2 to 4 created sculptures of musical instruments and visual responses to music played by various orchestral instruments.

Peregrine School is an independent, nonprofit school and education center in Davis, inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia, an Italian approach to education which centers on fostering creativity. Peregrine offers a variety of programs for children ages 2-12, toddlers through sixth grade, that feature project- and inquiry-based learning in the arts and sciences, as well as Spanish language instruction. For more information, see PeregrineSchool.net.

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