One hundred three twelfth grade students from 25 high schools were honored and 18 Scholarship recipients were named at the 2014 Shooting Stars Gala on Sunday, March 30th. The Shooting Stars Program recognizes high school seniors for outstanding arts achievement, provides workshops for student artists and awards college scholarships. Artwork from each of the Visual Arts Shooting Finalists is also featured in a month long exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Announcing the 2014 Shooting Stars Finalists
Shooting Stars is one of the Arts Council of Johnson County’s signature programs. It was started in 1997, by Bob Endres as way to celebrate student achievement in the arts as none existed at the time. Today Shooting Stars remains one of only a few programs in the community to celebrate outstanding performing, visual and literary student artists.This year we are excited to announce 108 students from 25 high schools have been nominated for the Class of 2014 Shooting Stars. On March 30, 2014 the community and the Arts Council will honor each Shooting Stars student at the Annual Shooting Stars Gala. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these extraordinary young artists.
College & Career Prep Workshop for High School Students
Artist Inc will present a College and Career Prep Workshop for high school artists on March 5, 2014, 6:30 pm at the InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Conser, Ste 290, Overland Park. The FREE workshop is designed for any high school student who is interested in studying the arts in college and/or pursuing a career in the arts. Diane Scott, Artist Inc.’s Director of Programming will provide some insight into what to consider when selecting a college program and what it’s really like to pursue a career in the arts.
The FREE Workshop is open to 9th-12th grad students. Registration is required. You can REGISTER HERE.