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BTSALP Legislative Dinner

Two feet of snow didn’t deter Utah State Legislators, their families and friends of BTSALP from venturing to the Grand America Hotel for the annual Legislative Dinner.

Art for the program is from The Spike 150 Graphic Novel, Auntie & Lopey Track the Transcontinental Railroad

by Mrs. Quigley’s 4th grade class.

Helen M Knight Elementary School, Moab UT.

BTSALP Visual Art Specialist: Bruce Hucko

Student artwork from BTSALP schools as well as enlarged drawings from the Spike 150 Graphic Novel project were on display to illustrate arts integration and celebrate 150 years of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Jeremy Chatterton, Principal at Dilworth Elementary, Salt Lake City School District, highlighted the Visual Art program at his school and talked about the impact it has had on his school. He proudly showed us some of the “masterpieces” he created alongside the students.

Centerpieces by Every Blooming Thing.  The hanging trains were created by Cedar Ridge Elementary School students, Alpine School District, under the supervision of BTSALP Coach, Jen Terry.

Thanks to the Utah State Legislature for their continued support of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Progam.

Trish Saccomano
Trish Saccomano
Trish is the lead Professional Development Partner for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program - University of Utah region. She works with the visual artists and elementary school students. She is also on the faculty of the Consumer and Family Studies Department at the University of Utah.

2 Comments

  1. Bruce Hucko says:

    It sure looks like a success. The enlargements of our SPIKE 150 book pages have wet my train whistle. I can’t wait to see and read all the stories! Is that project still on track for publication? We just presented our book to our school board at their monthly workshop. Selected kids read the pages in order while our superintendent manned the powerpoint. Each school board member and student in Mrs. Quigley’s class now have a bound color copy of the book. Thanks for including us in the presentation!

  2. Looks like a great success and thanks for including our book pages in the program. Our kids beamed with pride when we told them. Looking at the enlargements of book pages has wet my train whistle. Toot, toot! I can’t wait to see and read all of them. Is the publication train on track? Last week the class presented the book to our school board during their monthly workshop. Selected kids read each page in order while the superintendent manned the powerpoint. Each school board member and each student in Mrs. Quigley’s class now have their own bound color copy. Cheers!

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