• District Art Show Highlights Student Talents and Diverse Cultures

    Proud parents mixed with art gallery owners Friday night to get a look at student art projects at Westminster High School during the 13th Annual District 50 Art Shows. It was the largest, most successful event so far.

    The show features work from students across the District that were selected by each buildings art instructor. The categories include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, digital art and multimedia productions.

    District leaders served as judges, as did members of South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG). Approximately 50 pieces were selected to appear in galleries in the Historic Westminster Arts District during the month of May. The annual exhibit is titled “Best of the Best.”

    “It was wonderful to see the community come together to support our students and their love of the arts,” said WHS Teacher Laura Seward who coordinates the event. “I want to thank everyone for supporting arts and culture.”

    Board of Education President Ruben Pacheco and Board Secretary Joe Davidek welcomed visitors to the event. Both are graduates of Westminster High School and told the audience that the arts are a vital part of any student’s education.

    Pacheco reflected on his passion for High School Theater and said if it wasn’t for the arts and extracurricular activities many students would never graduate from high school.

    Davidek shared a similar perspective, telling the crowd that music was always his passion while in school. He also thanked Front Range Community College for providing a scholarship to a student represented in the show.

    In addition to art work, various groups and clubs offered song and dance performances reflecting various cultures in the community.
    Each year, GDIM (Graphic Design & Interactive Media) students from WHS submit poster designs and the art teachers vote to select one poster to represent the show that year. This year’s selected designer was Junior, Annex Lor.

    The event wouldn’t be possible without a generous grant from the North Metro Arts Alliance (NMAA).

    Posted April 23, 2015