Fraser 5th-graders enjoy day of art, music in Denver |

Fraser 5th-graders enjoy day of art, music in Denver

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It was a beautiful warm day in Denver on Thursday, April 30, as fifth-grade students from Fraser Valley Elementary headed down to Denver.

The youngsters weren’t there to enjoy the lovely weather, though, as they toured the galleries and works on display at the Denver Art Museum. The field trip also included a live matinee performance of Annie at the Buell Theater in downtown Denver.

Fraser Valley students, teachers and parent chaperones enjoyed the fantastic artwork on display at the museum during the morning before taking a picnic lunch in the Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, in the shadow of the State Capital building.

At the Denver Art Museum students were divided into small groups, each group toured the facility with a guide. Students perused Italian renaissance paintings, 18th century furniture, pop art paintings and sculptures, American realist painters and a plethora of western art both historic and contemporary.

During their tours of the Museum the student’s tour guides focused on the content and composition of the artwork along with historical details about the artists themselves and the particular styles of art displayed.

After enjoying a quick lunch in the Civic Center Park the students made their way down 14th street in Denver to the Buell Theater.

Annie, the famous musical about the redheaded New York City orphan, started showing at the Buell on April 29 and runs until May 10. Fraser Valley students were able to see all the action on stage from their seats in the wings down near the front.

After the show was over the students headed back to Grand County with, hopefully, a better appreciation for the arts.

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