Belated congratulations to supreme PawSox photographer Louriann Mardo-Zayat for winning Rhode Island Art Educator of 2008/2009. The greatest part of this is that she teaches at Ella Risk Elementary School, right here in Central Falls. And that was my school! I have a million memories of being a student there. She should be very proud.
When I was in first grade at Ella Risk, I drew a crayon picture of myself standing on a chair and washing dishes. My art teacher loved it so much that she entered it into an art contest. It eventually hung in the Pawtucket City Hall. We all went to see it.
Looking back, I don't recall my artwork being that remarkable. But that's why I'm not an art teacher, I suppose.
I should bust out my crayons and draw pictures of Sean Danielson and Jose Vaquedano.