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March is Youth Arts Month

Art Month signIn recognition of March being Youth Arts Month, elementary schools in Hutchinson are planning a variety of activities to recognize student artists. Activities include:

Monday, Feb 26

There will be a presentation to the Board of Education by Hutchinson elementary art students and teachers. Students representing each school will be invited to share their artwork with the Board of Education. The Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the Administration Center, 1520 N. Plum.

Month of March

There will be a districtwide art show representing elementary art in Hutchinson Public Schools at the Administration Center. Schoolwide shows will also be available for viewing in the elementary schools.

March 7 to 21

Opening on March 7, all sixth graders in Hutchinson School District are invited to show their best work of art in an online art show. This is the 14th year for the virtual gallery. The show will be available online at: . The public is invited to go online and vote or rate their favorite piece, using the “star” rating system on the website.

March 14 to April 29

The Kansas Art Education Association is sponsoring a show in the city of Topeka at the Alice Sabatini Gallery in the Topeka Public Library. The following students will represent the Hutchinson School District:

  • Jazmine Bontrager, Graber Elementary School, Grade 6
  • Rhiannon Heim, Faris Elementary School, Grade 4
  • Maggie Kaplan, Wiley Elementary School, Grade 3
  • Adaynn Word, Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen, Grade 3

There will be a reception for those students at the Alice Sabatini Gallery in Topeka on April 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

April 5 to 18

The top finalists of the sixth grade virtual art gallery will display their art at their individual schools.

April 19

There will be a reception in honor of the sixth grade students who won the contest in the virtual art gallery. The reception will take place at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, 800 15th Circle, at 6:30 p.m.