Student Art Show now on display at Windsor Town Hall

By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Wed., Apr. 17, 2013
Parents spent time looking at their children’s work as well as the work of other students. The Student Art Show opened on April 11 and will continue the entire month of April in the Windsor Town Hall. Photos by Jennifer Coe.
Parents spent time looking at their children’s work as well as the work of other students. The Student Art Show opened on April 11 and will continue the entire month of April in the Windsor Town Hall. Photos by Jennifer Coe.

For 10 years, students in Windsor’s schools have had the opportunity to showcase their works of art at the Town Hall in the spring. Windsor art teachers select pieces for display from every grade level, giving parents and other community members an opportunity to view the work of Windsor students. The show also gives a peek into what creativity Windsor teachers are able to draw from their young artists.

With more than 200 pieces of art to view, this annual art show is a large undertaking. “It would be very difficult if it were not for the strong support of the various individuals in authority here in Windsor,” said Jonathon Schneider, the art show coordinator who is also an art teacher at Sage Park Middle School. Putting the show together falls squarely onto the shoulders of the Windsor public schools’ art teachers.

“These art teachers work very hard to develop the knowledge and skills of their students daily,” said Schneider. “This hard work is expressed in the beauty and creativity of the artwork produced by their students. Most of the students here in Windsor absolutely love their art classes. They find that they are challenged and yet find the support they need to be successful, which increases their confidence and thus their willingness to take creative risks.”

The show began with an opening reception on April 11, and many parents and students strolled through the second floor of Town Hall, admiring one another’s work. Pencil sketches, 3-D art, self-portraits and geometric designs were all conceived with ingenuity and expression.

“This annual art show is really put on for Windsor parents and community members as a way of saying ‘Thank you’ for your continued support for our schools, and for your support for the visual arts programs,” said Schneider. “It provides an opportunity for students to bring their parents to the Town Hall and allows them to see the work they have produced during the school year. While it is a relatively small sample, it is a representative sample of some of the most outstanding work produced by our students here in Windsor.”

The artwork will be on display in the Town Hall through the month of April.


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