I did not put “high school” art show in the title on purpose… even though this is about District 205′s High School Art Exhibit.
These young people might as well start thinking of themselves as artists who are students, learning and honing their skills. That part of an artist’s life should never stop.
I’m going to take a wild guess, and guess that most of these young people have been drawing, painting, building, doodling, and creating for more than a decade.They may have drawn before they could walk. Or like my 18 month old grandson, drew colorful crayon circles on newly painted walls.
I will also guess that they spent hours on the work exhibited here, and thought about it when they were supposed to be doing something else, and dreamed about it. And I will also guess that even though it was accepted for this exhibit, they still worry about it. And wish they could have changed some little thing. And are already working on another piece, or two, or three.
So I am calling them “artists”, because that’s who I think they are. Maybe when you see their work, you will too.
Here’s a glimpse:
District205′s ALL STAR ART EXHIBIT
2-D work at Octane, located at 124 N. Main St
3-D work at Kortman’s at 107 N. Main
(across the street from each other).
Exhibit is up through the last week-end of January.
Plan to spend some time when you go. If you get hungry, Octane has a great menu. If you need to buy a gift, Kortman’s is the place to do it. And please give big thanks to these establishments, for supporting Rockford’s young artists.