Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Sept. 18

Student’s art show a big success

The 23rd annual Winslow Unified School District’s art show filled the WHS Bulldog gymnasium with works of art created by students from all of the WUSD campuses. Kristie Trotter, who is currently an art teacher at the junior high school, was once again behind putting on the show.

The art show is a chance for students within the school district to show off their creative side. The show is judged by local volunteer artists who have a very difficult job of rating the work. The students receive ribbons and certificates if they receive a top place.

Trotter said she has had some very interesting entries in the past, including an eight by 12 foot reproduction of famous art work (including Van Gogh), ceramic food sculptures, masks, and quilts.

Trotter said the show has grown tremendously over the past 23 years. It first started out as just a window display by her class at the old Montgomery Ward Department store. It was then displayed at the Winslow Women’s Club and included entries from the high school and elementary grades.

After that, the art show occurred at various churches and houses. Entry was opened up the entire school district. Later, it was held upstairs in the old Reminder building. Currently, the show is being held in the Bulldog gym.

Virginia Gonzales, Trudy Black, and Susan St. Germaine help Trotter in organizing the event. She wanted to thank the school administration and community for the tremendous support they have shown over the years for the art show.

Her only regret is that not enough of the public comes out to enjoy the free show in which the students work so hard for.

In just a few years, the art show will be celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. Trotter hopes of celebrating the anniversary with a gala event, featuring the show with music and poetry.

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