Hancher Guild Youth Art Show returns after nine year absence

Published: Mar. 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM CST
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Hundreds of works of art done lined the halls of Hancher Auditorium once again at the Hancher Guild Youth Art Show.

Nearly 400 works of art were on display from students from kindergarten all they way up to high school. People say they've missed having this annual event in Hancher Auditorium.

"It's the only art show we have where all levels participate so it's K-12 and that doesn't happen very often" said Christian Aanestad, an art teacher at Iowa City West High School.

"It's a tradition that we wanted to continue and expand into the community" said Tracy Kueter, a Hancher Guild member and coordinator of the art show.

Hundreds of people admired students artwork - including seahorses, butterflies, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Aanestad participated in the art show as a student and now as a teacher he gets to see his students put their masterpieces on display.

"This makes that moment really where kids can be really recognized and feel valued as an artist" said Aanestad.

One of the event's coordinators says this can give students more confidence to share their art with the world.

"Having your piece here not only shows that you're important to your school and your teacher but your entire community" said Kueter.

People can come see all the works of art from ten to five thirty each day through March 10th and then again from the 20th through the 25th.