Davis School District Secondary and Art Educators Exhibit – April 14 – May 5 at Bountiful Davis Art Center
Bountiful, Utah --- Artwork prepared by Jr High and High School students and faculty of Davis School District will be on Exhibition April 14 – May 5 at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. Executive Director Emma Dugal said, “Every year this competition brings forth incredible artwork and creativity. The students have much to say through their art about the world they live in. The public is invited to experience the works and even buy them. It is always wonderful to hear from the teachers how meaningful and empowering it is to their students to be recognized in this way. It certainly affirms how art can change lives for the better”. The Davis School District has participated in this event for most of the 43 years Bountiful Davis Art Center has been in existence, making it one of the longest running High School exhibits in the state. Students will be acknowledged at an opening reception on April 14 and winners will be announced. The judges for this year’s exhibit are Mike Call and Justin Wheatley, both Utah artists. The ‘Best of Show’ award winner will go on to be the ‘Featured Emerging Artist’ at Bountiful Davis Summerfest International Art and Folk Festival in August. Davis School District provides support for this exhibit as do all the art educators in the district. Some of their work will be on display in the Underground Gallery concurrently during the student exhibit.
This exhibit remains one of the most popular offerings of Bountiful Davis Art Center each year and provides an opportunity to celebrate student art and encourage emerging artists.
Dallas Bradbury, art educator from Clearfield High School tells about sisters from Guatemala who take art classes from him. Though they don’t speak English very well they have found a connection and safe place in their new country through art. They often stay after school hours to work on art until the teachers have to leave. Otherwise they would stay on into the night, according to Bradbury.
We can arrange interviews with students and teachers if desired.
Bountiful Davis Art Center
90 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
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