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Rockwood School District Art Show set for April 22-23

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

One of Rockwood’s largest events, the district art show, is attended by more than 10,000 people annually. This year, the show takes place on April 22 and 23 at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Road; Ellisville 63011.
The hours are 12 – 3:30 p.m. each day.
Coordinator Fine Arts Megan Meier said, “It’s an opportunity to showcase our art curriculum and the excellent work that our students are doing. We incorporate artwork from every school.”

A student poster contest is held every year.

This year, Breanna Dalton, a junior at Eureka High School, created a poster that will promote the show. She is currently taking an AP studio art class.

When explaining how she chose her poster design, Breanna said, “Since it’s an art show, I wanted to incorporate different elements. I added a three-dimensional effect to incorporate sculpture, painted hands to represent paintings, and I designed it using a graphic design program. Since all grade levels are part of the show, I wanted to represent the younger kids using hands.”

Breanna plans to take her talent to the next level after graduation. She shared, “I plan to go to an art school after high school and I want to go into animation to make television shows or video games.”

Admission to the art show is free and family activities will be available.

“One of my favorite things about the show is that parents and families of students who are very young can go and look at the high school artwork and create a vision of what their child could do in the future,” shared Meier.

She continued, “We encourage people to plan ahead. It is very well attended. We’ll have satellite parking and shuttles available. There will be food trucks, so you can make a full afternoon of it.”

Families from around the district and the community are welcome.