2018 ArtShare Premieres

Posted in Articles on Monday, February 12, 2018

Veridian unveils student art in branches across Iowa for ArtShare 2018

Veridian is partnering with 10 Iowa high schools to host public exhibits of student-created art in five branches across the state. Each schools’ art department leaders submitted pieces ranging from oil on canvas to graphic design, jewelry, pottery and more. As many as 150 pieces have been professionally framed or encased for display at Veridian branches in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Waterloo and Waverly for one year.

Veridian launched ArtShare in 2002 to recognize and celebrate the talent of local student artists. “ArtShare benefits everyone,” said Jennifer Roberts, Veridian’s public relations strategist who oversees the program. “The art makes our branches more inviting while helping the artists find a broader audience. It also gives us all a greater appreciation for local talent.”

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 branch
Iowa City West High School February 26
Ansborough branch
Cedar Falls High School
Columbus Catholic High School
Waterloo East High School
Waterloo West High School
March 5

Cedar Rapids
Blairs Ferry branch

Marion High School

March 21
Waverly branch
Waverly-Shell Rock High School March 26
Ankeny Main branch
Ankeny Centennial High School
Ankeny Christian Academy
Ankeny 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 April 13, and inclusion in the exhibit is not a requirement of eligibility. 

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