ROCK SPRINGS– The fifth and sixth graders from Eastside and Pilot Butte schools are now on display at the Community Fine Arts Center from April 2 -13, 2019. Joining them are students from Roosevelt Learning Center.
“The artwork has strong graphics with fun and imagination,” said Debora Soule, CFAC director. “From clay sculptures and aboriginal paintings to watercolor trees, viewers will appreciate the dedication the students have to their art.”
The CFAC honors the talents of the local students by having art displays of the Sweetwater County School District No. One student’s artwork all spring. March is Youth Art Month across the country and 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 CFAC has been open over 52 years but the art collection started 80 years ago at the Rock Springs High School. Teacher Elmer Halseth encouraged his students as far back as the 1930s to raise money and he helped them to purchase art to hang in their classrooms. In 1966, he arranged for the expanded art collection to be on display for the public and the Community Fine Arts Center began to be an important feature of the town.
The fifth 2019 YAM exhibit includes artwork from 220 students. They are under the instruction of Irene Osborne at Eastside and Jamie Rodgers at Pilot Butte Elementary Schools.
Eastside Elementary School
Fifth Grade: Bethany Alvey, Dawna Arellano, Hannah Bae, Jayleah Bazzanella, Alexus Bowles, Elyse Busenbark, Athyen Calderone, Jashua Carrera Campos, Mersadie Carroll, Ella Clark, Aracely Del Villar Felix, Jane Fellbaum, Destiny Gines, Arlee Green, Teilah Guerrero, Marely Hernandez, Clyde Hoggan, Madeleine Kendall, Bella Knox-Zanetti, Hannah Lowell, Aunica Mayne, Kassidee McQuillan, Brissa Miranda, Natalie Mitchell, Nevaeh Mitchell, Katie Offutt, Jorge Olivas, Delaney O’Toole, Miriam Parker, Lyla Romero-Erlanson, Ashlan Rosenbach, Valentina Sagastume, Brynlee Salazar, Eileen Samuel, Macey Santhuff, Kenidee Scott, Quincy Smith, Jane Spencer, and Christopher Villalpa.
Sixth Grade: Emily Anderson, Araris Atwood, Madelynn Babel, Emily Bae, Kimberly Barnes, Corynn Bell, Matthew Botz, Elizabeth Burton, Evelyn Chaverria, Naomi Clutter, Bailee Colley, Logan Condie, Johnny Corbett, Sabrina Crichton, Olivia Crofts, Caira Crosby, Hunter Darlington, Keirah Dean, Keira Forbush, Josue Garcia Monterroso, William Garnell, Griffen Garner, Nazalie Gerken, Lucian Gillen, Mason Gold, Devion Gomez, Ruben Gonzalez, Cedar Harper, Alondra Hernandez, Gregory Jayce Liptak, Mischa Johannessen, Jaylynn Johnson, Aryanna Kappes, Vilate Lowell, Storm McCurdy, Williams Meraz, Caleb Montoya, Tiana Nez, Landen Peebels, Isaac Perez, Kimberly Piedra, Christian Portillio, Emma Roark, Keegan Rogers, Austin Rogers, Dakota Salgado, Ivie Schaechterle, Aveleigh Scheuerman, AbiGayle Shockey, Lillian Shockey, Roxana Sias, Jasmine Smith, Daxton Staley, Kayleigh Stephens, David Story, Wendy Suchite Pinto, Makyla Sweeny, Kennedy Terrill, Balthazar Torres Nations, Tanner Tryzbiak, Kyndall Turnwall, Victoria Wahl, Mia Wells, Carson Williams, and Madelynn Worden.
Pilot Butte Elementary School
Fifth Grade: Aspen Allred, Koen Asper, Hector Benitez, Sophia Britt, Nevaeh Bryant, Nia Cain, Anyelin Carreno Hernandez, Vanessa Castro, Alivia Cordova, Kynzi Damori, Scotlyn Dewitt, Miles Doporto, Brooke East, Ridge Elkins, Yareli Gil, Brandon Gomez, Laura Gonzalez, Khimbra Goode, Addison Hager, Kaylena Hansen, Julia Harmon, Makenzie Hood, Zoe Hudgens, Jentrie Lacey, Miguel Lara, Andrew Lauridsen, Hero Layes, Keira Layne, Cali Liggett, Zahayra Macias, Kellen McBurnett, Jayden McVay, Gene Montoya, David Nussbaum, Eli O’Wall, Sebastian Parra, Antonio Parra-Cortez, Jillian Patinek, Brinley Peterson, Phoenix Richins, Ambria Rodriguez, Jordyn Rodriguez, Sophia Salazar, Bivian Sarabia-Pitiones, Zoe Schmidt, Aiden Schwettzer, Carter Smith, Kade Smith, Aubrie Stanton, Emalee Steele, Alyssa Taft, Ashlyn Tolar, Damian Valerio, Angelo Vandenberg, Mariah Veesart, Angelina Watts, and Makayla Whitney.
Sixth Grade: Jackson Aanerud, Avery Allred, Nevaeh Anderson, Bailey Amundsen, Emma Asay, Cora Bailey, Gabryella Bates, Stevie Bolton, Kyle Busby, Regan Buss, Macie Byers, Garett Carribou, Soren Christensen, Clover Conder, Anthony Cordova, Avery Davis, Kaylie Delgadillo, Ethan Deluna, Brandon Evans, Haylee Franco, Cassidy Gibbons, Travis Gili, Vanezza Gonzalez, Kyrah Greub, Prelie Guhl, Steven Harmon, Anthony Hiltner, Andre Hilto, Lily Hiser, Sydnee Howe, Brielle Hunsaker, Kyleigh Hunter, Esther Jensen, Lucas Kidd, Lacey Lavato, Gabrielle Lawson, Ireland Lew, Nathan Locke, Ryan Madsen, Kira McAninch, Shelby McDonald, Owen McKnight, Kaileanna McVay, Abbi Miksell, Emma Nelson, Ashlyn Plemel, Bradoc Powell, Gavin Robison, Angel Rossy, Karston Searle, Kaylynn Shellman, CrisAnn Shassetz, Cumorah Shuler, Deegan Smith, Taylor Smith, Jamilynn Stauffer, Essence Stout, and Owen Taft.
Rock Springs Junior High School art students will display their work April 16 – 27 with a reception on April 17. Both Rock Springs and Black Butte High Schools will hang their work next, with the exhibit opening April 30 – May 18, with a reception Wednesday, May 1.
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. One.
CFAC hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 pm.
PHOTO CAPTION: Artwork from both Pilot Butte and Eastside Elementary Schools is on display and family and friends are invited to visit now through April 13 at the Community Fine Arts Center.