Art Teachers as Artists

Leslie Newton and Kathy Ayers
6/11/18 – 7/12/18

Opening Reception: June 24th,  2:00-4:00 p.m.

About the Artists

Kathy Ayers received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Art Education from Ball State University. She taught elementary art at East Elementary and Bloomfield Elementary schools in the Jay School Corporation where she now teaches art at the high school. She was selected as “Indiana Elementary Art Teacher of the Year” in 2014. Her collection of oil paintings feature various rural landscapes.

Leslie Newton retired from teaching for the Jay School Corporation in 2011, where she taught art for 36 years. She has a BA and MA in Art Education and an Endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently creating oil paintings of landscapes and Native American sites, from northern New Mexico where she spent 6 weeks as part of her Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. Her most recent solo exhibit was in Anshan, China, in March 2013.