BOUNTIFUL -- The Bountiful/Davis Art Center is closing for major renovations, but not before one last big show.
The annual Davis School District High School and Junior High Exhibit opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, featuring more student work than ever before. Traditionally, the students share exhibit space with their art teachers. Not this year.
"I am touched that the teachers decided to give up their exhibit space to give the students more space for their art," said Emma Dugal, in a press release announcing the exhibit. "This shows the level of commitment the Davis School District art educators have to their students."
The teachers will exhibit again next year, when renovations make more exhibit space available. This year's exhibit is expected to be popular, even without the teachers' art.
"The student work is always innovative and creative," said Dugal, executive director of the center. "We are amazed at the high caliber of art created by the students and their willingness to take risks."
In addition to work by high school students, there will be a showing of art from junior high school students.
Awards will be presented at 8 p.m. during the opening reception, in the categories of study and original work, three-dimensional work, illustration and photography.
The renovation presents Davis School District secondary art students with a second opportunity to show their skills. An "Art Challenge" will be held the last day of the exhibit, May 4. Students will have one hour to make art out of materials to be discarded for the renovation -- including computer parts, old keys, metal, plastic, wood and paper. Prizes will be given. The contest will be held in conjunction with a yard sale on May 4 and 5 in front of the art center.
Renovation of Bountiful/Davis Art Center begins in early May, and is expected to take 10 months. During that time, art exhibits will be displayed at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville.
For more information, call 801-292-0367, or visit www.bdac.org.