BGPS celebrates student art at 57th District Art Show

posted May 2, 2016, 8:45 AM by Rita Sanders

BGPS celebrates student art at 57th District Art Show

May 2, 2016

More than 800 creative works will be on display May 3-24 during Battle Ground Public Schools' annual District Art Show. The event, in its 57th year, will be held at Captain Strong Primary School.

The art show celebrates the work of student artists from every grade level. Pieces on display include 3D sculptures, ceramics, drawings, digital art, photography and paintings. The event was founded by the late Bob Peck, who taught art classes and shaped the art program at Battle Ground High School for more than 37 years before he retired.

The public is invited to view the art free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days from May 3 to 24 at the school, 1002 NW 6th Ave., Battle Ground. A public reception for student artists will be held on Monday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Captain Strong, in conjunction with a regular school board meeting at 6 p.m. At the meeting, board members will recognize the first place, grand prize and best of show student winners. The school building will be open until 8 p.m. that evening for the art show.