Letter writer: Where can we see local student artwork?

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Thanks for the amazing artworks in your “Kids Issue” [March 18, Xpress].

Is there any way we can see the original works? Does Reynolds High, for instance, have a public art show in spring? Do any of the galleries do “young local artists” shows?

— Kathleen Pierson

Editor’s note: The annual spring art show at the Asheville Mall will include works by Reynolds High School students; high school art will be displayed for two weeks starting May 5. And if Xpress learns of any other student work being shown locally, we’d be happy to pass that information along to our readers.


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One thought on “Letter writer: Where can we see local student artwork?

  1. James Cassara

    n response to the query “where can we see local student artwork?” the Asheville City Schools Youth Art Month exhibit will open on Sunday May 3 and run through May 14. For the second consecutive year we are using the historic YMI Cultural Center on Market St. Every Asheville City School will be represented, from grades kindergarten through our high school seniors. We have found the center to be an ideal place to showcase art, as well as an opportunity to highlight the venue itself. Anyone interested in seeing student work might wish to check their website for specific hours.
    My own students work is regularly exhibited at the State Employees Credit Union on Broadway and the Downtown branch on Charlotte St. I am passionate about displaying my students works; As a young artist I still remember seeing my own work on display and the impact it had on my life’s course.
    Local businesses that would like to brighten their walls with student art should contact any area art teacher. I can be reached at james.cassara@asheville.k12.nc.us

    James Cassara
    Art Teacher
    Claxton Elementary School of the Arts and Humanities

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