All School Art Show Spotlights More Than 1,000 Works

The St. Anne's-Belfield All School Art Show, a more than 20-year tradition, takes place each spring with a month-long exhibition of the works of students of all ages. This year, more than 1,000 pieces were displayed in the Pre-School building, Learning Village building, and across the Upper School.

"Displaying student artwork is important for many reasons. First it is important for the students to know that their work is valued and see others engage with the artwork. Students and everyone who walks through the building can see students' progress in their artwork. Although students/artists see their work through their own perception, it is helpful to understand what others see when the students' artwork is viewed," said Kim Cox, Grades K – 3 and Grades 7 & 8 art teacher.

"Second, having an art show and displaying student artwork allows other students from all grades, parents, faculty, and anyone who visits our school to see the progression and scope of the Visual Arts program. Third, it is our legacy as humans to narrate our lives through art. Lastly, we all enjoy viewing the artwork, students, faculty ,and visitors alike. Since the artwork is everywhere, the School reflects the learners that live and work here every day."

Each year the Arts Boosters team up with the Visual Arts faculty to host the show, and this year an Art Show Opening with student-led tours and an Artisan Sale were part of the introduction.

"It is a lot of work, and the Visual Arts faculty encourage you to go to the Pre-School, the Learning Village, and the Upper School to view the amazing art our students create," said Cox.

This year's All School Art Show will run through May 3.