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2017 ArtShare Premieres

Posted in Articles on Friday, February 10, 2017

Veridian announces series of student art exhibits across Iowa

Veridian is partnering with 10 Iowa high schools to host public exhibits of student-created art in five Veridian branches. The schools’ art department leaders submitted pieces ranging from oil on canvas to graphic design, jewelry, pottery and more. As many as 130 pieces will be on display in select Veridian branches in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Waterloo and Waverly for one year.

The school partnerships make up Veridian’s ArtShare program, which launched in Ankeny in 2002 to celebrate the talent and development of local student artists. “It’s our pleasure to recognize these student artists each year,” said Jennifer Roberts, Veridian’s public relations strategist who oversees the program. “ArtShare helps make our branches a more inviting place while giving the artists a broader audience and giving the community a greater appreciation for local talent. Everybody benefits.”

Veridian will host a series of ArtShare Premiere events to unveil each collection. The events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Community Partner Schools Premiere Event
Coralville
Coralville branch
Iowa City West High School February 27
Waterloo
Ansborough branch
Cedar Falls High School
Columbus Catholic High School
Waterloo East High School
Waterloo West High School
March 6

Ankeny
Ankeny Main branch

Ankeny Centennial High School
Ankeny Christian Academy
Ankeny High School

March 9
Cedar Rapids
Blairs Ferry branch
Marion High School March 22
Waverly
Waverly branch
Waverly-Shell Rock High School

March 27

The credit union also offers an ArtShare Scholarship for $2,000 toward tuition for an education leading to a career in the arts. The application deadline is March 31, and inclusion in the exhibit is not a requirement of eligibility. 

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