Morgan Nielsen displays her winning entry in this year's Evergreen Jazz Festival poster contest. Morgan's work was selected from more than 30 posters designed by graphic arts students of Evergreen High School teacher Andrew Spears.
Most of their creations can currently be seen at Center for the Arts Evergreen and at the Jazz Festival beginning July 29. Morgan is heading into her junior year at EHS and looks forward to a career in some area of graphic arts. She is the daughter of Clark and Kris Nielsen of Evergreen.
Have you noticed the new shine on familiar sculptures around Evergreen? On Friday, May 27, fifth-graders from Evergreen Country Day School paired with Art for the Mountain Community to clean and re-wax 10 of the permanent sculptures around town.
As part of a community service day, the fifth-graders spent their last full day of school learning about AMC’s permanent and temporary sculptures, touring the 2010-11 sculpture walk, and washing and waxing their assigned sculptures.
Marshdale Elementary School held its annual PTA-sponsored Science Fair on Feb. 3. Thanks to all of the students, volunteer judges, teachers and staff that made it so successful. More than 125 young scientists experimented and created wonderful projects at the fair.
Sam Leslie, an eighth-grader at Evergreen Middle School, placed first in Colorado in the National PTA-sponsored Reflections Contest in the middle school division for his original music composition titled “Hand In Hand.”
The composition was written and performed by Sam on guitar and cello. The Reflections Program promotes original works in the arts in schools across the country. Sam placed first also in 2008 and second in 2005 and 2007.
Five area youth contestants were winners in the local competition of the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held Feb. 19 at the Wulf Recreation Center.
They were Christian Markey (boys age 10), Jack Patterson (boys age 11), Kara Coughlin (girls age 12), Steven Belrose (boys age 12) and Keenan O’Hearn (boys age 13). As champions, they earned the right to compete at the state contest on Saturday, March 19, at the St. Thomas More Gym in Centennial.
Watermedia paintings by Evergreen artists David Cuin and Gail Lancaster have been selected from more than 300 entries to be part of the Colorado Watercolor Society’s 2011 State Watermedia Exhibition.
The exhibition includes 80 Colorado artists who will exhibit their framed and unframed work at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission to the show is free. The show and sale run from March 18 to April 17. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.
Army Pvt. Raymond Swingle has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.
During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.