Help the Colonial School District celebrate Youth Art Month by attending the 2019 District Art Show. The show will begin with Opening Reception on the evening of March 20 and run 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays through March 27 at the Colonial School District Administrative Offices on the first floor of Colonial Elementary School.
"I believe that art teaches us to see ourselves and to see the world around us," said Julie Horwitz, art teacher at Colonial Middle School. "I love the district show because it gives me an opportunity to see my student's ideas shared with our community. I also love seeing the growth and success of my former students as they continue their work in the high school."
This year's theme, "Creating A Difference" is an extension of the Colonial School District's community service and positivity campaign "Making A Difference."
"It's a powerful concept when students see how their actions can make a difference, especially with a cause that has meaning to them, like raising awareness of endangered species through their art or using recycled materials and trash to create," said Conshohocken Elementary Art Teacher Jen Fitzgerald.
The show features selected works from students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including individual displays of portfolio work by Advanced Placement (AP) art students from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Colonial Middle School sixth grader Elizabeth Mascaro created the artwork for the invitation and poster.
"To me, 'Creating a Difference' means taking something unfair, boring or tiresome and making it better than before," said Elizabeth. "My digital drawing relates to the title of our show because within each person's head there are ideas waiting to be displayed through art. My drawing shows that through the eye's light bulb you see the ideas, and the art tools behind it are the ideas being displayed through art."
Come to the Opening Reception: March 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join the artists, art teachers and other District personnel for the kick off to the art show on Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Colonial Elementary School. In addition to being among the first to see the work on display, visitors to the Opening will also enjoy art activities, refreshments and entertainment.