Wall space for every student

Steamboat Springs High School art exhibit opens Tuesday

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— More than 200 pieces of artwork by Steamboat Springs High School students will be exhibited at the Depot Art Center beginning today through Sunday. The opening reception is Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

"The artwork is from students from all grades and all classes in the art department," said Chula Walker-Griffith, drawing and painting teacher at the high school. "We're trying to be comprehensive so that every kid can be shown if they want. The show will display all levels and all areas."

Lisa Derning's pottery and photography students' work will be on exhibit as well.

The National Art Honor Society students, who will provide snacks and refreshments at the opening, organized the show.

This is one of their service-oriented events in which their volunteerism benefits the larger art community, Walker-Griffith said.

This exhibit is important to Walker-Griffith so people can see the aptitude of work the art students have created.

"What impresses me is the general high level of artistic ability," she said. "It is overall overreaching and really good, quality work that's off the board."

A good attendance at the opening will be valuable for the students to sanction their efforts and creativity.

"We really want to see the community support for the arts and these budding artists that the community has nurtured and raised," Walker-Griffith said. "Come and acknowledge the hard work that the students are doing now."

- To reach Allison Plean, call 871-4204

or e-mail aplean@steamboatpilot.com

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