May 9, 2016 – The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) hosted its Spring Student Art Gallery opening reception in late April in the Education Center Lobby. The BCSD Art Gallery provides an outstanding opportunity to display the exceptional talents of the students in the District.
The BCSD Art Gallery was established at the Education Center in 1996 to encourage and reinforce quality art instruction in the classroom. The gallery encourages students to share their work and visual arts experiences with peers and adults. Employees of the Education Center benefit from the vivid and colorful expressions that adorn the halls. Visitors are immediately drawn to the student works which stir memories of how vitally important the arts are to our community and the education of our children.
The art in the gallery is changed three times each year. The BCSD Spring Art Gallery includes the best artworks selected from close to 500 submissions. Following the exhibit, the artworks are returned to the students at their schools. Pieces mounted in the gold, copper, and silver picture frames are part of the growing permanent collection displayed throughout the building.
In addition to the BCSD Art Gallery, PreK-8 student artists also participate in the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Kern County Fair Youth Art Exhibits. Seventh and eighth grade students have an additional opportunity to display their artworks in the BCSD Honor Art display in conjunction with the annual Honor Concert at the Rabobank Convention Center.
Student artworks can also be viewed at the BCSD Online Art Gallery at www.bcsd.com/vapa. Click on “Student Art.”