Stu­dents ex­cited to show art at West Wing Gallery

Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE - SCOTT AN­DER­SON SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

A proud group of stu­dent artists ex­cit­edly scanned the walls of the West Wing Gallery to lo­cate their art­works dur­ing the open­ing re­cep­tion of the School Art Show 2017.

An open­ing re­cep­tion was hosted on May 9, with the pub­lic and the stu­dents get­ting a first glance at the di­verse art­works sub­mit­ted from stu­dents across the Chi­nook School Divi­sion.

Kim Hough­tal­ing, Di­rec­tor and Cu­ra­tor of the Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent, knows that ex­cep­tional young artists who cre­ate their works in soli­tude de­serve a chance to be re­warded for their ef­forts.

“Vis­ual arts is a quiet ac­tiv­ity, and as a re­sult it’s not like a per­for­mance on a stage or mak­ing lots of bas­kets at the bas­ket­ball game. When are you ac­knowl­edged or when do you get to share what you’re good at and what you’ve done well? And so an ex­hi­bi­tion like this is a great op­por­tu­nity for vis­ual art kids to kind of shine,” he said fol­low­ing the 90 minute re­cep­tion.

“I’m glad they’re proud of it and I’m glad they’re ex­cited about be­ing in­volved.”

The art­works are from stu­dents from the Swift Cur­rent Com­pre­hen­sive High School, Gull Lake School, stu­dents tak­ing art classes via the Cy­ber School pro­gram, plus home schooled stu­dents.

The School Art Show 2017 is show­ing un­til June 11 at the Air­man’s Bil­let H-hut at Ki­netic Park. View­ing hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day, as well as on Vic­to­ria Day. Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent Di­rec­tor and Cu­ra­tor Kim Hough­tal­ing speaks to one of the stu­dents at the pub­lic re­cep­tion kick­ing off the 2017 School Art Show at the West Wing Gallery.

SCOTT AN­DER­SON/SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

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