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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bountiful/Davis Art Center Annual Davis School District High School and Jr. High Exhibit - April 11, May 4, 2012

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Theresa Otteson, 801-292-0367 or Theresa@bdac.org
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010

Bountiful/Davis Art Center Annual Davis School District High School
and Jr. High Exhibit - April 11, May 4, 2012

2011 1st place winner, Luke Tuttle, Holi Delhi, photograph

March 30, 2012, Bountiful - Bountiful/Davis Art Center will host its annual Davis School District High School Exhibition April 11 – May 4. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Awards will be given in Study and Original work, 3-Dimensional work, Illustration and Photography. Awards will be presented at 8:00pm. Melanie Swann, art educator at Woods Cross High School is coordinating the exhibit with help from Todd Young, art educator at Syracuse High School and teachers and administrators of Davis School District.

The Jr. High School Exhibit will feature works of art from Davis County Jr. High Schools.  Jay Nolan, Art Educator, Fairfield Jr. High is coordinating this exhibit.  This is the 3nd year that the Jr. High School students have been involved in the exhibit.

This year, the art educators in Davis School District got together and decided to give up their usual exhibit space so that the students would have more room to exhibit.  This will be the final exhibit at BDAC before the major renovation that is scheduled to begin in early May.  The renovation will take about 10 months.  During the renovation, BDAC exhibits will be displayed at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, Utah. 

Emma J. Dugal, Executive Director at BDAC says, ”the student work is always innovative and creative. We are amazed at the high caliber of art created by the students and their willingness to take risks. This is largely due to the excellent art educators in Davis School District. I am touched that the teachers decided to give up their exhibit space to give the students more space for their art.  This shows the level of commitment the Davis School District art educators have to their students.  After the renovation, in next year’s exhibit, there will be more space for the teachers to exhibit as well.”

The Davis School District secondary art students will also be able to participate in an ‘Art Challenge’ on May 4, the last day of the exhibit.  This will be a contest for students to create art out of materials that would otherwise be discarded by BDAC in preparation for the renovation.  Students will have one hour to create a piece of art from the available materials. Prizes will be given. The materials will include computer components, old keys, metal, plastic, wood and paper objects, etc.  This contest will be in conjunction with a gigantic ‘Yard Sale’ in front of BDAC on May 4-5.  For more information, contact BDAC: 801 292-0367 or visit us online: www.bdac.org.

More pictures will be available upon request. 

For more information about this exhibit and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org  http://www.bdac.org/ email: info@bdac.org     


Emma J. Dugal
Executive Director
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT  84010
801 292-0367
801 292-7298 (fax)

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