Exhibit features young artists
‘Young at Art’ opens in Ketchum
By DANA DUGAN
Express Staff Writer
One of the major fundraisers for The
Education Foundation of the Blaine County School District is "Young at Art."
This exhibition of Blaine County School student art opens with a private party
Thursday, May 20, at the Sun Valley Center for Arts in Ketchum.
Organizer and foundation board member
Kathleen Mardian said the foundation has "invited guests who’re people we think
would like to get involved."
"Butterfly" by Milissa Peck, 11th
grade at Carey School
There will be a silent auction for rocking
chairs made by Education Foundation board member Sharon Payne and painted by
valley artists, such as Payne, Mardian, Tisa McCombs and Diana Fassino.
The exhibit features art work by 160
Blaine County public school students from each of the seven schools in the
district: Silver Creek Alternative School, Carey School, Wood River High School,
Wood River Middle School, Bellevue Elementary, Hailey Elementary and Hemingway
Elementary. The art teachers at each of the schools chose the artwork to be
"We have just great artwork coming out of
Carey," Mardian noted.
Seth Adamson, 12th grade at Carey
Special calendars have been created and
are for sale with some of the featured pieces. These include the Blaine County
School District month by month calendar of events. Just imagine: Parents and
kids no longer have to wonder when spring break is.
The exhibit stays up through Wednesday,
May 25, and can be seen during regular gallery hours. Also, Friday, May 21, the
gallery will be open until 9 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Education
Foundation’s ongoing excellence in education awards. The not-for-profit
organization was formed by interested and pro-active parents in 1992. Donations
come from individuals, businesses, and private and public foundations. Each year
the Foundation gives grants to educators for everything from computers to art
supplies to self-esteem building programs, Dual Immersion literature and science