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ArtShare Premieres


Veridian to unveil local student art displays in branches across Iowa

Veridian is partnering with 10 Iowa high schools to host public displays of student-created art in five branches across the state. Each schools’ art department leaders have selected pieces ranging from oil on canvas to graphic design, jewelry, pottery and more. As many as 140 pieces will be professionally framed or encased for display at Veridian branches in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Waterloo and Waverly for one year.

Veridian first 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.

2019 ArtShare Premiere Schedule

Partnering High Schools Veridian Branch ArtShare Premiere
Iowa City West High School 704 Second St.
February 25
5-6 p.m.
Marion High School 5805 Rockwell Dr. NE,
Cedar Rapids
March 6
5-6 p.m.
Cedar Falls High School
Columbus Catholic High School
Waterloo East High School
Waterloo West High School
1827 Ansborough Ave.,
March 11
6-7 p.m.
Ankeny Centennial High School
Ankeny Christian Academy
Ankeny High School
1201 S. Ankeny Blvd.,
March 30
9-11 a.m.
Waverly High School 315 Oak Ridge Cr.,
April 8
6-7 p.m.


ArtShare Scholarship

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Veridian 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 14, and inclusion in an ArtShare exhibit is not a requirement of eligibility. 

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