Northpark and Overland students show art at CFAC

Northpark and Overland students show art at CFAC

Ifo Aiono takes a picture of her daughter Shilorniah pointing out her colorful floral painting which is on display at the Community Fine Arts Center.

ROCK SPRINGS — The third display of this year’s Youth Art Exhibits features Northpark and Overland Elementary Schools at the Community Fine Arts Center from March 10 – 21, 2020.

The exhibit includes 174 students’ artwork under the instruction of Jacob Harkins and Annette Tanner. National Youth Art Month is observed in March each year, but the CFAC has art displays of the Sweetwater County School District #1 student’s artwork all spring.

This national 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.

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“The students’ art is so honest and brings a smile to our faces each year. They have worked in a variety of media including pastels, watercolor, markers, colored pencil, and collage,” said Debora Soule, CFAC director. “Their personalities come through as they are learning art terminology such as perspective, balance, form, shape, color hue and value.”

The next schools to exhibit will be Sage and Stagecoach Elementary Schools on March 24 – April 4. The fifth and sixth graders from Eastside and Pilot Butte will exhibit April 7 – 18. Rock Springs Junior High School will follow from April 21 – May 2, with a reception on Wednesday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

Completing the Youth Arts Exhibits will be Rock Springs and Black Butte High Schools from May 5- 20, with a reception on May 6.