TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Historical Society and Ticonderoga Arts will host a Very Special Art Show on Monday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hancock House downstairs in the Ticonderoga Arts Gallery.
The show will showcase the Johnny Vic-inspired tiles designed by fourth grade art students at Ticonderoga Elementary School.
Author and Ticonderoga alumnus Ann Rich Duncan visited the fourth grade students in March to talk about her Johnny Vic series of adventure books. With his magical metal detector, Johnny Vic travels back through time to meet the last person who touched the object he scans. In doing so, he meets important people of history and witnesses historical events.
As a result of reading the books, the fourth grade students, led by art teacher Kerry Fingland, created art works inspired by the Johnny Vic stories. These art works have been professionally transferred to 5x7 inch tiles. The tiles will be the highlight of the art show along with the fourth grade artists who will be ready to tell their stories.
Artists from Ticonderoga Arts will greet the young artists and engage them in conversation, sharing their insight.
Duncan will be on hand to offer her Johnny Vic series of books for sale at a book signing table.
Bill Dolback, president of the Ticonderoga Historical Society, will lead a private tour of the Hancock House.
An art show reception with parents, teachers, friends and the community is planned.
For additional information, contact the Ticonderoga Historical Society at email@example.com or 585-7868.