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Delaware City Schools Art Show

Students display 'wide range' of work


The Delaware City Schools Art Show will feature artwork created by students from every grade and every school in the district.

The April 11 event, open to the public, is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dempsey Middle School, 599 Pennsylvania Ave.

Organizers said the show will have an open-house feel and several Delaware restaurants will provide hors d'oeuvres for the event.

Superintendent Paul Craft will welcome parents, students and community members.

According to Jodi Davidson, Carlisle art teacher and event organizer, teachers endeavored to choose a sampling of projects and activities that the students produced this year to include in the art show.

Although many of the schools have presented individual art shows in the past, this is the first year all the schools have come together to showcase art by students in grades K-12, she said.

"People will see a wide range of artwork," Davidson said.

"It will be especially interesting to see some of the 3D sculpture and clay pieces from different grade levels lined up together."

All the pieces will be displayed in the common area and will be separated by school, Davidson said. Each piece will include the student's name, grade level and what medium was used.

Teachers will be there to answer questions or explain what the students were focused on in the classroom when they created their artwork.

Davidson said art teachers from each school selected 40 to 60 pieces to exhibit in the show and students whose work was selected were notified by letter.

Since this is the first year for a district art show, Davidson said organizers are not sure what the turnout will be or what to expect.

"I'm not sure who all will attend, but I am expecting many of the students whose art is in the show to come," she said.

"I think it is going to be a great event and exciting for everyone to see the wide range of artwork."