Waterloo, Iowa: Veridian Credit Union will host its annual ArtShare Premiere on Monday, February 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1827 Ansborough Ave. in Waterloo. Select students from Waterloo East, Waterloo West, Expo Alternative, Valley Lutheran and Columbus high schools will have the opportunity to share their work with family, friends and the community at the event. The public is also invited to attend the premiere. There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be served.
There will be 46 original works of art by students from each of the high schools on display at Veridian. Each piece is selected for the program by the high schools' art department leaders. Mediums range from digital photography and graphic design to paintings and pottery.
"ArtShare gives students the chance to showcase their work in a public forum," said Deidra Noborikawa, Waterloo East High School Art Teacher. "Seeing their pieces professionally displayed and sharing them with their community is very gratifying for them. It's an important part of the artistic process."
The works of art will continue to be on display throughout 2013 and can be viewed anytime during regular business hours.
Students featured in the 2013 premiere are:
Waterloo West — Haley Dahl, Selma Dizdarevic, Dusan Drazic, Anquasha Gates, Katherine Kaliban, Christine Kirby, Chris Lien, Candace Newman, Kelsey Rasmussen, Bryan Schultz, Linnea Sumner and Lena Walker
Waterloo East — Angel Boyer, Nick Cary, Breanna Crew, Carly Grove, Alexis Hyke, Lucia Jaime, Laura Kettman, Merrisa Mahncke, Janet Mason, Megan Nerison, Haley Paige, Becca Potter, Tru Robinson and Crystal Rodriguez-Bautista
Expo Alternative — Diana Carrillo, Keyle-Shae Doering and Melissa Hoehn
Valley Lutheran — Angel Schultz and Eric Henderson
Columbus — Jasmine Ayard, Jack Conway, Bailey Corkery, Morgan Forker, Ali Hansen, Julissa Herrera, Hailey Johnson, Kayla Kneeland and Sam Vest
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 13 in the Cedar Valley. For more information, visit www.veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.