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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
K-12 Community Art Exhibit 2015
 
 

 

Bondurant-Farr:
Exhibit Date: February 3- February 18
Reception Date: Thursday,  February 5, 5pm-7pm

Saydel:
Exhibit Date: February 24- March 11
Reception Date: Thursday, March 5, 5pm-7pm   

North Polk:
Exhibit Date: March 17-April 1
Reception Date: Thursday, March 26, 5pm-7pm

Ankeny Schools:
Exhibit Date: April 7-April 29
Reception Date: AHS:  Thursday, April 9, 5-7pm
Reception Date: Centennial: Thursday, April 23, 5-7pm

 

 

Beginning February 3, area students will have the opportunity to showcase their visual artwork to the general public. From February to April, children in Kindergarten through grade twelve from several area schools will display their artwork of various mediums the Ankeny Art Center. “This gives children the opportunity to exhibit their work in a real art gallery.” said Barb Vaske, Director of the Ankeny Art Center. “Art makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has been proven to help level the learning field across socio-economic boundaries.”


Familiarizing students with an art gallery helps to enhance the individual self-worth of the students, increase their community involvement as well as promote culture and diversity. The Ankeny Art Center’s annual K-12 art exhibits have been part of an extended outreach programming since the early 1980’s. “This year we would like to welcome the Saydel School District to this annual event”, said Christina Catron, Assistant Director. “We welcome and honor the hard work of these teachers and the young artists in our 2015 exhibits.” People in the art community and many educators understand that children involved in artistic programs make better students.


 Following an opening reception for the young artists and guests, the art is displayed for several weeks. “Employers are also known to look for potential employees who can think outside the box, be creative and solve problems.” Vaske said. “The arts play an important role in preparing children for their future.” The students take great pride in having their work shown publicly and visitors enjoy the beautiful artwork on display. Help celebrate the creativity of the youth in the greater Ankeny area; all receptions are free and open to the public.

 

he Ankeny Art Center is located in a city park at SW Third and State Front Road.  Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm, Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday 9am to 1pm and Saturday 9 am to noon.  The Center is closed Sunday and Monday. 

 

 

 





 
 
 
 


Upcoming Exhibitions


December 1st, Dead line for 2015 gallery applications.

K-12 Show

Bondurant-Farr:
Exhibit Date: February 3- February 18
Reception Date: Thursday,  February 5th 5pm-7pm

Saydel:
Exhibit Date: February 24- March 11
Reception Date: Thursday, March 5h, 5pm-7pm   

North Polk:
Exhibit Date: March 17-April 1
Reception Date: Thursday, March 26, 5pm-7pm

Ankeny Schools:
Exhibit Date: April 7-April 29
Reception Date:
South Feeder system/AHS:  Thursday, April 9th, 5-7pm
North Feeder system/ Centennial: Thursday, April 23, 5-7pm

Gallery Closed in May- No Exhibits

June 2 -July 29

Susan Colby  
Opening Reception: June 4th, 5-7pm

August 4 -September 30,
Shauna Humrich
Amy Witte
Opening Reception: August 6th, 5-7pm

October 6 –November 25,
Duende As Art
Sticks
Opening Reception: October 8, 5-7pm

Members show (Photography)
Drop off: November 3 – November 25
Exhibit Date: December 8- January 27
Reception: Thursday, December 10, 5pm-7pm
Pick Up: January 30– February 13


 

 

 

 

Calling alll artists-

If you are an aritst intrested in exhibiting in one of our gallery please view our gallery submission information Here.

For submission questions or more information about our gallery please contact:

Christina Catron: 515-965-0940, christina@ankenyartcenter.com

 

 





 
 
   

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