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Three Student Works Added to Kateri Brown Memorial student Art Collection at ISD Administration Building

Three Student Works Added to Kateri Brown Memorial student Art Collection at ISD Administration Building

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 26 June, 2017

Accompanied by appreciative gasps and camera flashes, three student artists unveiled their masterpieces for induction into the Kateri Brow Memorial Student Art Collection at the Issaquah School Board meeting on June 14, 2107. Superintendent Ron Thiele congratulated Stephen Lee, Grace Shigeyam, and Sanya Kapoor during the meeting.

The Kateri Brow Memorial Art Collection began in 1998 as a tribute to former superintendent Kateri Brow, who championed school art programs during her tenure from 1986 to 1992. Private donors created a fund to allow the District to annually purchase pieces from students and professionally display them for the Issaquah community. Each school year, the Superintendent encourages educators throughout the District to submit their recommendations for the collection and also make selections from the annual PTSA Reflections Art Shows.

The new acquisitions are:  

  • “Bye-bye Zoo” by Stephen Lee, a second grade student at Clark said of his piece that he was excited to see the animals at the zoo, but thought they looked so uncomfortable at the zoo because they are not in their habitat. He wishes they would be sent back to their habitat to meet their friends and family.
  • The Secret Door by Grace Shigeyam, a fourth grader at Cougar Ridge, who said that in the secret door she would find her future self when her story would begin. She will continue making efforts and be confident, patient, and make good choices to find the door.
  • Lose Without Regret by Sanya Kapoor, a sixth grade student at Pine Lake, who explained that she had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. She felt angry and disappointed at first, but then one day driving back from a birthday celebration with her family she saw a poor boy who looked cold and hungry and she decided to offer him her cake and an umbrella. She said she realized that everyone is fighting a hard battle of sort in their lives and a simple act of kindness makes a huge impact.

To view the Kateri D. Brow Memorial Student Art Collection, visit the Administration Building during business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays).