ROCK SPRINGS — The first Youth Arts Exhibit is hung and ready for students to bring their family and friends to see their creative artwork.
Over 150 students’ artwork in kindergarten through fourth grades from Northpark and Overland Elementary Schools and Desert School, in Wamsutter, are featured in this display at the Community Fine Arts Center through February 13. All students from Desert School, including the fifth through eighth grades are also on display.
Each year, exhibits of the Sweetwater County School District No. One student’s artwork highlight the celebration of National Youth Art Month. This observation recognizes the importance of art and arts education in school programs. Art, music, and the performing arts activities can help students develop life skills including self- expression, problem solving, creativity, individuality, and being able to see the beauty both in traditional art forms and the world around them.
The students have worked in a variety of media including watercolor, markers, collage, and chalk. Following the state standards in education, students explore techniques, study important artists through history, and learn terminology such as perspective, balance, form, shape, color hue and value.
The students are under the instruction of Jacob Harkin at Northpark Elementary School, and Annette Tanner teaches at Overland and Desert schools.
Northpark Elementary School
KINDERGARTEN: Eliott Boling, Ethan Crawford, Cecilia Cristanelli, Asher Floyd, Mathew Hartford, Jaylee Jayroe, Cooper Kruske, Andreas Martinez, Max Montoya, Taylor Riggs, Emree Schumacher, Kassidy Smith, Navie Tamllos, Barrett Wilde, Jordyn Yeager
FIRST GRADE: Ashley Arazaga Ramos, Gavriella Cristanelli, Kolbee Curtis, Eleazar De La Fuente, Sophia Goidich, Alexa Hokanson, Cael Mascaro, Izabelle Potter-Spanne, Lois Roberts, Brantley Robison, Liana Scott, Elijah Siget, Rylynn Slagowski, Calen Storment, Chevelle Story
SECOND GRADE: Ezra Anderson, Layla Chapman, Finley Egbert, Bryson Fletcher, Kyleigh Frazier, Dax Harmon, Jace Jayroe, Rayn Maciel, Ivy Macy, Sadie Nichols, Gael Pena, Cristian Valdez
THIRD GRADE: Laylah Abplanalp, Allison Arzaga Ramos, Adanely Campos- Del Villar, Moises Chacon, Zi’ara Chenoweth, Zavian Coletti, Dempsey Cross, IiLaycia Griffin, Kamdon Homer, Kamilah Martinez, = Alivia Pedri, Rylee Robinson, Jacob Tucker, Liam Watkins
FOURTH GRADE: Lundin Centers, Tiana Halstead, Macy Harmon, Kwenton Heaps, Avery Maes, Izzy Pedri
Overland Elementary School
KINDERGARTEN: Avery Anderson, Jax Aullman, Hunter Bertagnolli, Cash Collins, Parker Elmore, Chase Froman, Karla Guerrero-Godina, Arianna Hewitt, James Johnson, Shelbie Petersen, Ericka Seavers, Francisco Serrano Gonzalez, Zynnjaida Tahnazani, Sandra Virgilio-Martinez, Samuel Wiig
FIRST GRADE: Stella Backstrom, Braxton Burnham, Abigail Chamberlain, Kya Eikanger, Mavrick Failor, Deziray Gustafson, Josiah Heath, Daisy Hobbs, Olivia Koepplin, Shanell Louderback, Audrey Masie, Mikey Pooler, Sanaya Smith, Stella Wilson
SECOND GRADE: Kenzli Evans, Anabella Faupel, Maddee Gribble, Koda Helmick, Kameron Owens, Alexander Silva, Brecken Smith, Jovanna Terrill, Richard Whicker Jr., Zailey Wilcock
THIRD GRADE: Jonhatan Frias, Vayolet Hernandez-Solis, Kimbra Hymas, Paislee Jex, Robert Johnson, Karlee Lewis, Isaac Lopez, Baylee Pearson, Kiley Raymond, Olivia Whalen
FOURTH GRADE: Dawnivon Acuna, Ayden Chesnik, Carlitos Garcia-Castro, Tabitha Howell, Kimber James, Kate Navarro, Noe Serrano Gonzalez, London Staley, Persayous Stokes
Desert School – Wamsutter
KINDERGARTEN: Jade Davis, Layla Reames, Stephen Reames, Rhonde Wyatt Wood
FIRST GRADE: C.J. Crosley, Jordan Frescas, Nova Hunt, Anabelle Koontz, Preston
McCulloch, Robert McDowell, Elizabeth White
THIRD GRADE: Xavier Bradenburg-Ortiz, Caleb Davis, Hallee DeCoteau, Brooklynn Wood
FOURTH GRADE: Jazmine Frescas, Madison Hunt
FIFTH GRADE: Aiesha Bradenburg-Ortiz, Anthony Cruz, Elijah Looney, Cyrus White
SIXTH GRADE: Johnathan Davis, Aundrea Echeverria, Stephen Hunt, Antoine Powell, Bradly White
SEVENTH GRADE: Kelan Bird, Kinsey Pierce
EIGHTH GRADE: Clarence Davis, Leonell Echeverria
Friends and family of the students, and the public, are encouraged to visit the CFAC to see the students’ exhibit as well as the permanent art collection owned by Sweetwater County School District No. 1. Masks are required and we practice social distancing. CFAC hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday noon to 4 pm.