18th Annual Aurora Public Schools Art Educators’ Exhibit
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
January 25 - March 16, 2018
- Opening reception: Thursday January 25th from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Taylor Peterson - Genesis
The exhibit features the professional artworks of Aurora Public Schools art educators. Some art teachers were inspired by the 2018 DAVA’s theme, crossovers between art and science of this year. The exhibit, coordinated by Deborah Nolasco, art teacher at Boston K-8, gives the opportunity to teachers to get together around their personal artwork and interests.
Making art on their own time allows teachers to be better teachers in the classroom, always inventing and researching new processes and ideas. “Over the years my art making and my teaching became interlinked by the same set of ideas. At this point my role as an artist is a fundamental element of my teaching and of the classroom experience of my students. Now we explore together as fellow artists.”- says Jon Olson, Art Teacher at Montview Elementary. For others, art is also created by a need to escape the daily demands of a teaching job: “Making my own work is my therapy. It allows me to drain all of the nonsense out and solely focus on creating.” Mark Manner, Ceramic Teacher at Aurora Central High School.
DAVA’s mission is to strengthen community through the visual arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org.
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment