Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rio Rancho Public School's 2014 Annual Senior Art show: "Rising Stars"

"Portrait of March Tenth" glass sculpture by Rachel Rounsville

City Hall Hosting Rio Rancho Public Schools Senior Art Show ‘Rising Stars’
The annual Rio Rancho Public Schools Senior Art Show ‘Rising Stars’ is taking place on the third and fourth floors of Rio Rancho City Hall from March 27 through April 22, 2014.  Normal viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artwork from seniors at Rio Rancho and Cleveland high schools will be on exhibit as part of the show.  A reception will be held on Friday, April 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall.  During the reception at 6 p.m., awards will be presented to students featured in the exhibit.  At the free reception refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.
Participation in the show was open to all students in the class of 2014 at Rio Rancho Public Schools’ high schools. The show is judged by Rio Rancho and Cleveland high school guest artist teachers and student alumni. The awards are sponsored by the Rio Rancho Art Association and the New Mexico Art Education Association.
National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students will also have their art on exhibit from March 27 through April 22 on the fourth floor of City Hall as part of their membership requirement. The induction ceremony for these students will take place on April 4 at approximately 6:30 p.m. following the awards ceremony for the senior art show.  Seniors who earn membership receive an honor cord that will be worn at graduation to distinguish them as an NAHS student.  The NAHS is a local chapter of the national organization that recognizes excellence in achievement and community service in the arts by junior high and high school students.

Rio Rancho City Hall is located at 3200 Civic Center Circle.

"Solitude" installation by Miguel Lastra