Tolkien Exhibit
Presented by Angie Cook & Suzi Schell

Sponsored in 1988 by the

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

This page was added on December 20, 2003.
With the new movie, Return of the King, of the J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings trilogy coming to the theaters this week, I decided to dig out my old scrapbook and share the 1988 Tolkien Exhibit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Hobbit. It was a combined brain child of late friend and author Suzi Schell and myself at a time we were teaching art classes together at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, in Blue Ridge, Georgia. 


Little did I know then that the Tolkien Exhibit would became a huge stepping stone in my arts education career. This was my first exhibit of student art, produced by students from our classes at the art center and my students from Ducktown Elementary. Suzi and daughter Laura, and myself and daughter Melinda created a few works of our own for the event. Mine included a sculpture of Gandalf riding Shadowfax, a three dimensional poster, and a papier mache' sculpture created with the help of an art club. At school, I led my Kindergarten-7th grade students in creations inspired by readings of descriptive passages from the Tolkien books. We used a variety of media for these works which filled several rooms of our small art center. While hanging the exhibit, I included the Tolkien passages in the display. The result was a very exciting representation of literary and visual expressions. 




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Click here to see the Gandalf sculpture.