Large Crowds Visited JPS District Art Show Opening

Large crowds came out for the JPS District Art Show Opening Reception last night. Almost 270 pieces of artwork from kindergarten though 12th grade were exhibited to the delight of students and their families. The students love the opportunity to exhibit their work.

“I am showing a self-portrait that I did in powered graphite. An exhibit like this lets kids know that their art is greatly appreciated and lets other people can see the talent the students in the schools have,” said JHS Senior Sydney Williams. “This year I’m taking Advanced Studio and Arts and Crafts. Art gives kids the opportunity to express themselves and even if someone doesn’t succeed in other areas, art can be a gateway for them to succeed in school.”

The JPS Art teachers also enjoy putting on the exhibition.

“We love having the District Art show because we can celebrate the entire district, a kindergartener’s work can be right next to a senior. We love showing the wide range of artwork and the incredible talent of our students,” said JPS Art Chair David Mazzone.”
The JPS District Art Show will be exhibited at Jefferson Middle School through June 6th. Please visit Jefferson’s main office to gain access to the exhibit.

posted on 05/18/2017 - filed under: Academics, Art, Community, Elementary School, JHS, Middle School, Spotlight, Students