Artist Baron Batch Visits Kindergarten Classes

Local artist (and former Pittsburgh Steeler) Baron Batch visited Shady Side Academy Junior School on Monday, March 6, to speak with kindergarten students about his artwork and being an artist.

The class has been studying artists, including Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo and Alma Thomas, and they were excited to have the opportunity to meet a local artist. Students took turns asking Batch questions about his childhood, how and why he became and artist, about playing football and more. Prior to his visit, students visited Batch's gallery, event space and creative agency Studio AM in Homestead.

Kindergartners are preparing for their second annual art show, which will be held at the Senior School's Benedum Visual Arts Center on Thursday, April 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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