Student Artist Showcase Recognizes Young Talent

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The work of Weston’s most talented young artists will be on display this month at the Weston Branch Library. The 14th annual Student Artist Showcase runs April 1st through 30th.

As part of its commitment to supporting diverse arts and cultural events in the community, the Arts Council of Greater Weston sponsors this program, in collaboration with the City of Weston. The Student Artist Showcase provides a unique opportunity for student artists to experience the excitement of displaying their work in a gallery setting and for the community to see the incredible artwork being created in the art classrooms of Weston schools.

This year’s exhibit will feature approximately 200 works of art. Art teachers from all of the public and private schools in Weston are invited to submit up to ten pieces reflecting the best from their students’ art activities created in the classroom during the current school year and almost all accepted the invitation. Mediums include drawing, painting, photography, collage and more.

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Sagemont Lower School Art Teacher Lindsay Wuest says she is looking forward to this year’s showcase. “Last year was my first year participating and I was blown away!”

Student Artist Showcase 2020 Director Gryssele Machicote and her committee work hard to produce this special event. “Art is so important to creative thinking,” shares Machicote. “We are lucky that Weston area schools recognize this and provide art classes. These dedicated teachers bring out the best in their talented students.”

The Weston community is encouraged to stop by the library throughout the month of April to admire the impressive artwork on display. The student artists will be recognized during an artists’ reception, at which time prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each of five grade categories, ranging from kindergarten through high school. High school winners will receive a cash award; elementary and middle school winners will receive a gift certificate to a local art store. All of the featured artists will receive a certificate of participation and one-day pass to Young At Art Museum. Members of the Weston City Commission will present the awards along with Arts Council Board Members.