Artistic Ingenuity Unleashed Annual Student Showcase Lights Up Weston Library

Get ready to be amazed by the artistic talents of Weston’s young minds! The 17th Annual Student Artist Showcase 2024 is here, brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Weston in partnership with the City of Weston and the Weston Friends of the Library.

This month-long exhibition, housed at the Weston Branch Library throughout April, shines a spotlight on the extraordinary creativity within Weston’s classrooms. With a focus on STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), we champion the importance of nurturing creativity and critical thinking in our students, preparing them for future success.

The process begins within the school walls, where art teachers carefully handpick standout pieces created by their students throughout the academic year. This year, an impressive lineup of 21 art teachers from various schools in the Greater Weston area, spanning seven elementary, five middle schools and three high schools, will contribute over 220 artworks to the showcase.

Gryssele Machicote, Event Director, notes,  “The enthusiasm of the art teachers is palpable.  Many have shared it is difficult to choose the work to be displayed among so many exceptional pieces.”  

The Awards Ceremony, a highlight of the event, not only recognizes the talent of these budding artists but also brings joy to their faces and pride to their parents. Every student artist will be honored with a certificate of participation and ribbon, acknowledging their contribution to the exhibition. Additionally, members of the Weston Art Guild, including Magdaly Montenegro Geometric Abstract Artist, Juliana Serra Abstract Artist, and Lifrancis Rojas Mixed Media Artist, will judge the artworks for monetary awards, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and 2 honorable mentions, in 7 categories, for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Laura Dobrzanski, President of ACGW, expresses the organization’s ongoing astonishment at the caliber of student artwork received each year. The showcase not only celebrates the talent within our community but also provides a valuable platform for the public to marvel at the creativity and skill of Weston’s budding artists.

Join us in April at the Weston Library for a visual feast you won’t want to miss!