'Debut' features area high school art

The Holland Area Arts Council's annual Regional High School Art Competition, "Début," includes the work of artists from the Grand Haven area.
Feb 26, 2014


The council gathered student artwork from 10 area high schools to be displayed in this professionally run juried exhibition. The exhibition creates the opportunity to share meaningful art, and to involve youth.

"Début" will be presented in the Holland Area Arts Council’s Padnos and Armstrong Galleries, 150 E. Eighth St. in Holland, from Feb. 27 through April 28.

This year’s juror, Hope College professor Heidi Kraus, selected 80 pieces from the 270 works submitted.

“The opportunity to jury a high school art exhibition is exciting for many reasons, not the least of which is the emphasis on our community," she said. "In a time when the relevancy of art (and indeed the importance of the humanities) is being constantly questioned, "Début" creates an excitement about art as a vehicle for self-expression, creative problem-solving and decisive thinking.”

The competitive nature of a juried show creates a large degree of excitement around the exhibition. Cash awards are provided by fuel-D and the Holland Friends of Art. Further support for the exhibition is provided by Howard Miller.  

More significant than the awards given is the creative process which all the students experience. To applaud their artistic growth and début in the art world, the Holland Area Arts Council hosts an awards reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, complete with live music and food.

Participating schools: Black River Public School, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Haven, Holland Christian, Holland, Jenison, Saugatuck, West Ottawa, and Zeeland East and West.





Nice work, complete with a carb and everything !


LOL, that one is Headed in the right direction! Big market for those now!

Barry Soetoro

hahaha....needs a gas mask though.


I think you Blazers need to see the piece before you go making assumptions. You are all dreaming.

Barry Soetoro

What was that picture of? Puff, puff, give.


Hey barry, you and your choom gang should really go to the show and see how amazingly wrong you are. Heaven forbid someone that post does a little leg work. Blaze on.

Tri-cities realist

I'm guessing the big hole is reserved for the Hawaiian Barry, all he does is take, take, take, no giving or passing.


It just need a slide and it would be perfect.


Size dudes. Size


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