PSE Art Show a Big Success!

Posted By Bill Payer on Apr 28, 2024 | 0 comments

Sometimes the cliche “a picture is worth a thousand words” is true. That was certainly the case at last week’s Phillip Simmons Elementary Art show featuring students’ renditions of the iconic gates and other works of the famed iron smith the school is named after. The pottery on display is by fourth graders in the spirit of David Drake, aka Dave the Potter. Congrats to arts teacher Jessica Moss, faculty and staff at PSE as well as the student artists and proud parents.

Support for the history teachers, art teachers and history and art programs at local schools is a ongoing and important focus of DIHS’ community outreach programs. We work with Daniel Island School, Cainhoy Elementary in Huger, Philip Simmons Elementary, Middle and High Schools and Bishop England High School.

That support includes providing resources to teachers ranging from books including, obviously, DIHS co-founder Mike Dahlman’s history of Daniel Island and all sorts of support material. One of the more unsusual efforts are history trunks.. .

It’s hard to live on Daniel Island….or anywhere around here…without encountering the works of Philip Simmons. If you want a refresher see Philip Simmons: Forging a Legacy!

You probably know less about David Drake…aka Dave the Potter. Thanks to DIHS and the efforts of Community Outreach chair Lee Ann Bain, he’s a regular now in local curricula. CLICK HERE for an account of his visit to Daniel Island School five years ago. And CLICK HERE for an extensive article about him and his work appearing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

All these programs and more are supported primarily by membership dues. Check out DIHS membership at

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