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DHS art show to complement Kiwanis talent show

by Leslie Pearson

This year, Douglas High School is participating with Kiwanis’ “Stars of Tomorrow” Showcase.

The “Stars of Tomorrow” Showcase is a talent show for interested art students at Douglas High. Art teachers were asked by Kiwanis to provide student art for the categories of photography, drawing and painting, pottery and graphic art.

Submissions for the photography category are chosen in class critiques held by the photography classes. Student photographs are evaluated for composition, style and standards. One photograph from each class period is then picked over all and submitted to the showcase.

Students who are enrolled in pottery or other art classes are not picked through class critiques or votes from peers. Pottery and art (drawing and painting) students are submitted by teachers, based on creativity and skills.

Each art teacher was asked by Kiwanis to submit five different works of art by students to provide the showcase with the variety and the differing styles among students.

Art work from students had to be submitted by March 14 to any one of the art teachers at DHS.

On March 19, all the collected art work for the four different categories will be judged.

“We’re currently talking to Kiwanis about awarding cash pries and other awards to students who we feel have done exceptional work,” states photography and art teacher Mary Kaluza.

Kiwanis will be holding the “Stars of Tomorrow” Showcase at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School on March 20. Anyone interested in attending can contact Pau-Wa-Lu at 265-1600 or Douglas High at 782-5136 for more information concerning showcase times.