Art Show a visual treat
A delight for the eyes, the annual event demonstrates the very large size of art programs in DCSD and how beneficial they are to so many students
HIGHLANDS RANCH - Students young and older showed off their masterpieces to their families and the community at the annual Douglas County School District K-12 Art Show this past weekend. This year, the event was moved to several ballrooms in the Highlands Ranch Hilton Garden Inn, adding an exciting maze-like feel as if one was walking through a museum.
Hundreds of paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry and more were on display, representing months of hard work by DCSD students.
“Being able to showcase these students, their talent, it’s a privilege for us,” said Kalen Thornton, ceramics teacher at Legend High School and also a member of this year's Art Show Committee. It’s like a cooking show, they take their food out of the oven in the end and everyone goes ‘ohh!’ That’s kind of what the art show is like for us, we finally get to put this stuff on display so that people can see how big our program is and how beneficial it is to so many students.”
The Art Show was made possible by the hard work of the Art Show Committee, which is made up of art teachers from across DCSD: Melanie Rapp, Wendy Wilson, Kalen Thornton, Ashlee Forney, Laura Sierra, Brenda Van Dyke, Lindsey Ott, Andrew Eckerling and Cindy Ross. The committee began organizing the event in November.
As part of the Art Show, judges were on hand to select just a handful of awardees, who will be honored at a private ceremony sponsored by the Air Academy Federal Credit Union. A full list of award winners can be viewed here.