Student artwork on display at the Community Center for Fine Arts this spring

ROCK SPRINGS – Sweetwater County School District No. 1 art students will exhibit their work at the Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center throughout the spring semester.

“We are moving forward with the display of artwork by students from Sweetwater County School District #1. Pilot Butte Elementary is open through April 2 at the Community Fine Arts Center,” said Debora Soule, Director of CFAC. “One of the largest exhibits to date, there are over 190 works of art on the walls. Art teachers Nancy Rollins and Kendra Lewis have truly inspired their students with their projects.

National Youth Art Month is observed in March each year, but CFAC hosts art shows of student artwork from the Sweetwater County School District No. One throughout the spring.

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This national statement recognizes the importance of art and arts education in school curricula. Art, music, and performing arts activities can help students develop life skills, including self-expression, problem-solving, creativity, individuality, and the ability to see life. beauty of traditional art forms and the world around them.

The CFAC continues to celebrate the importance of the arts in our schools by organizing annual exhibitions. As early as the 1930s, Rock Springs High School teacher Elmer Halseth encouraged his students to raise funds and helped them buy artwork to hang in their classrooms.

In 1966 he arranged for the expanded art collection to be on public display and the Community Center for Fine Arts began to be a prominent feature of the town.

The next school to exhibit will be Eastside Elementary from April 5-16. The Rock Springs Junior High School Expo will run from April 19-30 with a reception on April 20, followed by Rock Springs and Black Butte High Schools from May 4-21 with a reception on May 4.

Friends and family of students, as well as the public, are encouraged to visit CFAC to view the student exhibit as well as the permanent art collection owned by Sweetwater County School District No. One. Masks are suggested and we practice social distancing.

CFAC hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.