Faculty Art Show Opens April 1 at West Branch Library

March 31, 2016


Contact: Tammy Dodderidge, communications manager, (913) 279-2225

Every day, art teachers encourage students to be creative and express themselves through their works. Now, some of these same teachers are sharing their own personal art pieces with the community of Kansas City, Kansas.

On April 1, the annual Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Faculty Art Show will open to the public at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. Approximately two dozen works make up this display including oil paintings, charcoal drawings, photographs, ceramics, book illustrations, and more. A special reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 where community members and students can view the art and visit with some of the artists/teachers.

Anne Lacey, Kansas Collection librarian, said students enjoy seeing their teachers’ artwork when they come to the library.

“The teachers always impress me with the work they bring in,” Lacey said. “In the past, we have even had some staff bring in group pieces that they have completed.”

The exhibit will remain up through April 28.

Here is a list of some of the teachers whose art is featured:

  • Jeremiah Boehr, Sumner Academy
  • Keith Bowen, F.L. Schlagle High
  • Elizabeth Burns, Sumner Academy
  • Cookie Cave, T.A. Edison Elementary
  • Kathy Clark, J.C. Harmon High
  • Lon Eric Craven, Northwest Middle
  • Katie Earl, Welborn Elementary
  • Sarah Gregory, W.A. White Elementary
  • Ann Hamil, Stony Point South Elementary
  • Stefan Jones, Coronado Middle
  • Melanie Kasten, J.C. Harmon High
  • Brenda Malin, Caruthers Elementary
  • Joyce Meers, J.C. Harmon High
  • Alison Miller, J.C. Harmon High
  • Mary Ann Sit, Sumner Academy
  • Rick Smith, John Fiske Elementary
  • Joyanna Trotter, Washington High
  • Diana Whittington, Washington High
  • Helen Windhorst, Emerson Elementary

The Faculty Art Exhibit is just one of dozens of exhibits featured at the West Wyandotte Branch Library throughout the year. In fact, all five KCK Public Library branches share unique exhibits all year long. For more information, visit www.kckpl.org.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242