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LBE Students Hit with mARTch Madness

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Virginia Cavaliers aren’t the onlyLBE students casting their ballots for their favorite pieces of art. newly-crowned champion.

In honor of Youth Arts Month, Long Branch Elementary recently selected Claude Monet’s The Waterlily Pond as the winner of its first-ever mARTch Madness tournament.

LBE art teacher Jennifer Matott selected 16 famous pieces of art (encompassing a variety of mediums) for the school’s tournament. She then displayed photos of the art, along with some information about each piece, in a bracket-style format outside of her classroom. Students and staff were asked to vote for their favorites, and winning pieces of art moved on to the next round until a champion was crowned.

Youth Arts Month, established by The Art & Creative Materials Institute in 1961, encourages support for quality school art programs.

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