Youth-inspired art highlighted

The latest collection of art from Valley artists was unveiled at the Civic Building earlier this month during the opening reception.  Youth art is highlighted during this current rotation and on display until May 17. For this inaugural youth art launch, a contest was conducted using a panel of judges and prizes were awarded during the event on Feb. 10.  The results from the contest were as follows:

Grade Level 9-12

  •  1st Place: Kyle Cass – Boulder Creek High School, 10th Grade, “Forest Guardian”
  •  2nd Place: Samantha Cassity – Northwest Christian (Phoenix), 10th Grade, “Sonoran Desert”
  •  3rd Place: Alexandrea Ingram – Boulder Creek High School, 11th Grade, “Different Point of View”

 Grade Level 5-8

  •  1st Place: Emilie McAuley – Ridgeline Academy, 8th Grade, “Free Spirit”
  •  2nd Place: Nolan Locke – Home School, “Aspen Grove”
  •  3rd Place: Genoveva Bontas – Ridgeline Academy, 8th Grade, “Husky”

Honorable Mention: Angelina Vasques – Ridgeline Academy, 8th Grade, “Panda”

Thank you to all participants, including Kaitlyn Guiterrez, Nyah Brice and Lydia Butler.

Youth involvement in art is an important and worthwhile goal, and that is why all future rotations of Art in Public Places will feature a special section devoted to youth art. The next call for art will begin April 3 and closes May 4.  Residents are encouraged to view the art during Civic Building business hours and consider purchasing a piece for their collection.