46th Annual Student Art Show Reflects Northern Themes
Public invited to opening reception honoring student artists, 6-8 p.m. March
February 26, 2018
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Feb. 26, 2018 – Artworks by more than 750 Anchorage School District students will be on view March 2 through April 8 at the Anchorage Museum for the district's 46th Annual Student Art Show. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with National Youth Art Month and gives kindergarten through high school students the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a museum. The opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, and is free to the public. Remarks by ASD superintendent Deena Bishop, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Museum Director/CEO Julie Decker begin at 6:30 p.m.
This year's exhibition theme is "North." The art show brochure describes the theme as follows: "North: a location, a direction, a state of mind, a way of life. As artists in Alaska, the people and the world around us often inspire our creative endeavors. The pristine beauty of the north calls to be remembered. The depth and breadth of people we meet and know influence us daily, and the learner in all of us is influenced by living in an area unlike any other part of our nation. We, in Alaska, have the unique perspective of living in a place both harsh and wonderful, and we benefit from being richly exposed to cultural complexity. Our North is an inspiration that helps artists fuel the spirit that drives creativity. Perhaps it is an artist's True North."
Among the pieces in the exhibit are 2D works from graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, photography and printmaking. Also featured are ceramics, paper sculpture, jewelry, metal sculpture, assemblage and others.
In addition to the Anchorage Museum, student art work will be on exhibit at Anchorage City Hall, Z.J. Loussac Public Library, Chugiak-Eagle River Library and The Mall at Sears.
Her solo exhibition – Inheritance: Makers. Memory. Myth. – opens at the Anchorage Museum May 4 and remains on view through Aug. 26, 2018. This exhibition travels next to the Alaska State Museum in Juneau where it will be on view Dec. 7, 2018 through Feb. 9, 2019.
ASD Visual Arts Program
The mission of the Anchorage School District's kindergarten through 12th grade visual arts education program is to promote a life-long appreciation and understanding of the arts as an integral part of peoples' lives and environment.
About the Anchorage Museum
The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to connect people, expand perspectives and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. Learn more at www.anchoragemuseum.org.