Multiple districts – Sketches, portraits, landscapes and still-life pieces decorated the walls of the Grand Rapids skywalk at DeVos Place Convention Center recently, as the artwork of 149 students was installed.
The Youth Art Exhibition at Festival of the Arts provided a chance for people to see and celebrate the talent coming out of local art classrooms. The exhibition showcased work from 28 schools from 13 districts in the Grand Rapids area. Teachers were each able to choose five pieces to enter into the show.
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.