Aspiring Artists 2019



April 26 -  May 18, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, April 26th, 5-7 pm

Aspiring Artists is an annual exhibition that celebrates works of art by students representing several area schools. Pieces created by students from grades K – 12 are displayed in the Newell and Ferguson galleries on the main floor. Art selected for awards will be chosen by one or more guest jurors. This year's jurors/presenters are Rosemarie Brubaker, superintendent of Aquin Catholic Schools, Jennifer De Jong, principal of Jones-Farrar International Baccalaureate World School, and Travis J. Heinz, principal of Forreston Jr/Sr High School. 

Due to a high number of attendants, there will be 2 receptions and award ceremonies at this year's opening reception. The reception for K-5 will be held from 5-6 pm with awards presented at 5:45 pm. The reception for grades 6-12 will be held from 6-7 pm with awards presented at 6:30 pm. Families with students in both age groups are welcome to attend both receptions/ceremonies.

Participating Schools of 2019: Freeport Elementary schools; Blackhawk, Center, Empire, Jones-Farrar, Lincoln-Douglas and Taylor Park; Carl Sandburg Middle School; Freeport Middle School; Freeport High School; Aquin Elementary, Middle and High Schools; Dakota Elementary, Middle and High Schools; Scales Mound Elementary, Middle and High Schools; Forreston Elementary, Middle and High Schools; Stockton Elementary, Middle and High Schools; and Pearl City Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Exhibition Sponsored by: FHN

Awards Sponsored by: Blick Art Materials

Check out FAM's Inspiring Aspirations event affiliated with this exhibition! Click here to learn more.