High school teachers and students from across the state of Missouri are recognized for their artistic talents in the Art + Design Department’s Fifth Annual Statewide Secondary Teachers and Students Exhibition. The group of juried works by teachers, along with selected works by their students, will be on view October 27–November 10 at the Carolla Arts Exhibition Center.
Every year, this exhibition offers a special representation of the artwork done by teachers and their students to an extended part of the community in a larger gallery setting. “All exhibitions for education through art are focused on exposing students, faculty, and the community to the wide range of image-making, narrative context, and cultural awareness found in our artistic community and classrooms,” explains Dr. Steve Willis, Art Education professor in Missouri State’s Art + Design Department. This collection of work is no exception, as 15 secondary teachers were selected by a panel of judges made up by Art + Design Department faculty, with first, second, and third place awards chosen from the finalists. Each of the 15 selected teachers have their work featured alongside works by three of their students. Student works are selected by the teachers based on criteria set by each high school’s administration. Showcasing student and teacher artwork together acts as a way to showcase the ways teachers impact and inspire the work of their students.
Carolla Arts Exhibition Center is located at 326 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Missouri. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 11 AM–6 PM and Saturday 11 AM–4 PM. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details. Please wear a mask and practice safe distancing when visiting the gallery.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.