All-District Art Show to Highlight Student Talent in Ventura
Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) has announced the 2nd Annual VUSD Art Show, highlighting its incredibly talented K-12 student artists. The exhibit opens Thursday, April 18, 2019 and will be on display until May 5, 2019. A VUSD Artists Opening and Ventura Education Partnership (VEP) Reception will take place from 6-8 pm at the Museum of Ventura County. This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.00, with all proceeds supporting VUSD’s Art programs.
“We are very proud of the long history Ventura Unified, and our community has of supporting the arts in our schools. Arts education is critical in helping all of our students be well-rounded citizens in the modern economy – one where creativity and technology interact in continually evolving ways,” stated Sabrena Rodriguez, VUSD Board President, and longtime Ventura Arts Collaborative member.
The juried show will run at the Museum from April 19-May 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am-5 pm. During the course of the exhibit, the museum is offering a discounted family membership to all VUSD families. May 5, 2019, will be the show’s closing day featuring “People’s Choice Awards” and entertainment. This event will be free to the public from 11 am-5 pm.
VUSD offers an incredible array of Arts education, beginning in elementary school with curriculum-aligned art instruction for all students. This continues in its middle and high schools where students explore a variety of artistic mediums, diverse artistic styles, art history, contemporary and classical artists, as well as ceramics and digital photography. The caliber of these student artists is a testament to the investment our community has made into preserving and expanding Arts education.
The show is made possible through the efforts of the Ventura Arts Collaborative, a cooperative program of Ventura Unified School District, the City of Ventura, Ventura Education Partnership and the Museum of Ventura County. “The Museum of Ventura County is proud to collaborate with and support VUSD and VEP in their ongoing efforts to elevate the arts in the lives of Ventura youth. These young artists deserve to have their work displayed for all to enjoy,” stated Denise Sindelar, Museum Programs Director.
For more information on the 2nd Annual VUSD Student Art Show, contact Nancy Kellogg, VUSD Elementary Art Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.