Wyoming Arts Council

Albany County elementary students' art show

The “Premier Showing” of Albany County School District #1 elementary student art work is Monday, October 15th. Designs of 77 young artists were chosen by schools in and around Laramie as exemplary work to be displayed in the Centennial Complex Gallery. Kathy Keenan, art teacher at Slade elementary school, spearheaded the exhibition.

“‘Premier Showing’ showcases our talented elementary art students in Albany County,” said Keenan, “plus it exposes adults to their artwork.” Years ago, the reception for the artists and their parents were held in the school district’s central office, “but it has been so well attended,” said Keenan, “we outgrew the space.” The University of Wyoming Art Museum opened its doors to this event. “The art museum has a great space to showcase the art,” said Keenan. “Last year we had about 150 people. This year we are expecting between 175 and 200.”
The gallery is located to the right of the Centennial Complex’s front entrance at 2111 Willett Drive. The reception begins at 7 p.m. with an introduction of the artists by Dr. Brian Recht, Superintendent of Albany County School District #1. Refreshments will be served. “Arrive early,” warned Keenan. “There is expected to be standing room only.” The artwork will be at the art museum for about two weeks, then it will go back to the school district’s central office, 1948 Grand Ave, where Dr. Recht has provided an oak lighted showcase to feature the talent.

Bringing the world of art to Wyoming, the Art Museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 22nd & Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours for the Museum and Museum Store are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Art Museum at 307-766-6622 or visit http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.

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