Friday, January 24th is the opening of the 14th Annual APS Art Educators Annual Exhibit at the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts. The exhibit is a show of original works created by art instructors from kindergarten through post secondary
in the Aurora Public Schools.
Opening Reception: Friday January 24th. 4:00- 7:30 pm.
DAVA is located at 1405 Florence St., one block south of Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment through February 28th, 2013.
above: artworks by Bryan Westman (Art Teacher, Mrachek Middle School); Catherine C. De Cocco (Art Teacher, Iowa Elementary School) and Aaron Ramirez (Art Teacher, Elkhart Elementary School)
This year, art educators in Aurora Public Schools, will display their own professional artworks, in addition to a charity showcase of small resin works. For the second year in a row the educators will be creating and donating small art works in conjunction with their large-scale pieces. Each of the small works will be coated in resin through a group Professional Development workshop conducted by APS teacher, Thad McCauley. These works will be $40 each; all proceeds raised from this portion of the show will be donated to A.J. Boik’s Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. A.J. had graduated from Gateway High School and was planning to attend RMCA+D to study Art Education, but his life was cut short in the Aurora Theater shooting. Please attend the exhibit and consider buying a small work to help support this important memorial scholarship.
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about their programs, call DAVA at 303 367 5886 or visit www.davarts.org.