Whimsical Creations from Cheyenne’s 6th Graders

Every February, art teachers from the elementary schools in Laramie County School District #1 deliver hundreds of pieces of art to the library—each created by a 6th grade student. Along with each piece of art, the students write short artist’s statements about their creations. These statements contribute to successful fulfillment of the required educational standards of creating, connecting, responding and presenting, and also to the broader goal of increasing literacy among school-aged children.

As you can imagine, installing hundreds of pieces of art in the library’s display cases and on hanging rails and shelf tops is no small undertaking! A dedicated crew of art teachers spend a couple of days moving it all from a storage room to the display spaces, ensuring that the statements are placed with the correct piece of art.

The elementary school art teachers who install the art, pictured here, are Devon Anderson from Baggs, Lindsey Riker from Dildine, Steve Knox from Goins, and Megan John from Fairview (Student teacher Anthony Cox assisted with the installation.). They’ve comprised the hanging crew for a few years now, and have their efficient hanging methods finely tuned.

Join us in celebrating their art!
We’ll host a Celebration of Youth Art to acknowledge the students and their teachers.
Tuesday, March 14
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Laramie County Library Cottonwood Room (1st Floor)

The art and statements are located on all floors of the library, so take a look around and enjoy the creativity! The exhibit runs through April 16.