(Park City, UT) — Kimball Art Center (KAC) will soon unveil its newest exhibition — the Wasatch Back Student Art Show. This annual exhibition features artwork from students in grades K-12 in both Summit and Wasatch counties. Each year a theme is selected by the community and students are given creative freedom to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and ideals through their artwork.
The 2018 theme is Art and the Environment, which garnered nearly 700 entries. Students from each school created thoughtful responses, including over 300 pieces from Parley’s Park Elementary. Children there created a blend of Andy Warhol and nature inspired labels for canned foods. At the end of the exhibition, those canned goods will be donated to the food bank at the Christian Center.
“I loved creating labels that will help someone and also help the planet,” said first grader James Stoner.
KAC curator Nancy Stoaks says she looks forward to the Wasatch Back Student Art Show every year. “I love examining each submission and seeing the emotion, discovery, and pride that is part of the creative process. I’m proud to be able to provide these young artists a chance to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting.”
The Wasatch Back Student Art Show begins April 27th with a free community opening from 5pm-7pm in the Kimball Art Center gallery. The exhibition will run until May 27th.