Hundreds Attend JPS District Art Show Opening Reception

Hundreds of people roamed the gymnasium at Jefferson Middle School viewing the Opening Reception of JPS’ Annual District Art Show on Tuesday night. Over 250 pieces of student artwork from kindergarten through 12th grades were on display. The art show is open to the public through June 2nd by visiting the Jefferson Middle School main office and receiving a visitor’s pass to view the exhibit.

“We are thrilled with the turnout for the opening,” said Dave Mazzone, JPS Visual Art Chairman. “We have incredibly talented students who work very hard to create beautiful artwork. As an art department, we always have difficulty picking just a few pieces from each school and grade level. We have so many creative students in our district.”

Artwork included in the show showcases all mediums from photography to mixed media to paintings to sculptures. The diversity of art is a testament to the wide-range of art courses available to JPS students.

JHS junior Monica Wofford, who has shown artwork in the district show every year since fourth grade and has a self-portrait oil painting in this year’s show commented,” It is great that JPS has a district-wide art show every year to show the public what JPS students are capable of creating. We are very lucky in Jamestown to have the amount of art classes that we can take to help up develop and strengthen our skills and techniques. I plan to go into art education and become an art teacher so I have benefited from all the art classes I have taken.”