Library hosts districtwide student art show
For the fourth consecutive year, Heights Libraries is partnering with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District’s Visual Arts Department to host the Creative Heights District-Wide Art Show at the library’s Lee Road branch. The show will run April 15 to May 15, with an opening reception and awards ceremony on Monday, April 29, 6–8 p.m.
The exhibition will feature hundreds of pieces of art created by students in kindergarten through grade 12, working in diverse media, including pencil and chalk drawings, photography, sculpture, pottery, painting, papier-mâché, printmaking, and metals (jewelry).
The artwork will be displayed throughout the building, in the gallery, lobby, and teen and children’s areas.
“This is one of my favorite times of year,” said Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin. “The artwork brings such joy and energy to the building. And there is nothing better than seeing children find their artwork on display—you can see how proud it makes them feel.”
The pieces in the show are selected by the district’s art teachers, and are judged by a jury of community artists. Awards for first place, second place, and honorable mention are given for each school, and one award each for best in show will be given out for elementary, middle, and high school level art.
“The skill and creativity these kids put into their work is incredible,” said Youth Services Manager Sam Lapides. “The art teachers in the district really inspire their students.”
The Lee Road branch is located at 2345 Lee Road, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Sheryl Banks is the communications manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System.