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District art teachers reveal their creative side at art exhibit

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The inaugural DCSD Art Faculty Art Show will open on Saturday, October 4 at the James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library. Community members are invited to experience the passion, skill and talent that District staff members possess, and to join in celebrating the creativity that is shared with students in art classrooms everyday.

A vast array of two- and three-dimensional artwork, created with a variety of media, will be on display. More than fifty DCSD art teachers have submitted drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry, resulting in a comprehensive display of the range of expertise at work in schools throughout Douglas County.

The DCSD Art Faculty Art Show will run through October 24 during regular library hours at the James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library, located at 9292 S Ridgeline Blvd, within the Highlands Ranch Town Center.

September 30, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District

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