Ankeny, Iowa: Select Ankeny High School art students shared their work with family, friends and the community at Veridian Credit Union's annual ArtShare premiere on Thursday. More than 140 people attended the event, which showcased 28 original works of art that will remain on display at Veridian's Ankeny branch throughout 2013.
Each piece is selected for the ArtShare program by Ankeny High School Art Department leaders. Mediums range from digital photography and graphic design to paintings and pottery.
"ArtShare affords our students the rare and important opportunity to showcase their work in a public forum," said Dave Zuck, Ankeny High School Art Teacher. "Students take a lot of pride in seeing their pieces professionally displayed and sharing them with their community."
The ArtShare Premiere in Ankeny was held in conjunction with the Ankeny Chamber's January Business After Hours event.
Ankeny High School students featured in the 2013 premiere are:
Lauren Beauchamp, Alex Bloom, Brett Bolte, Lindsey Broadhead, Naoma Byrnes, Rachel Cahill, Kortni Carico, Kim Ellis, Mary Frein, Hanna Goins, Sarah Hanson, Madison Hemphill, Samantha Hoff, Amanda Leach, Mallory Majors, John Martin, Taylor Mauch, Dante Mautino, Elizabeth Pritchard, Jordan Raineri, Mallory Smith, Alyssa Sporrer, Megan Thompson, Gabrielle Weatherwax, Taylor Wiebel, Sarah Wright, MacKailey Yetter and Madison Yetter.
About Veridian Credit Union
Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. The credit union offers a full range of consumer financial services and employs more than 500 Iowans throughout 26 branches, including six locations in the Des Moines metro area. For more information, visit www.veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.
Photo A: Ankeny High School art student Taylor Mauch poses by her sculpture at Veridian Credit Union's ArtShare Premiere on Thursday, January 10th. Mauch's sculpture was one of 28 pieces selected by AHS art teachers this year for Veridian's annual ArtShare program.