CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Talented students from Laramie County School District 1 showcased their artwork at multiple art shows this year.
A recap of the district’s biggest shows can be found below:
Art in Music Show
In February, LCSD1 students showcased art pieces at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Inspired by Gee’s Bend for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, the theme of this year’s Art in Music Art Show.
A beloved attraction for the community for more than 30 years, the show is a collaboration between young artists at LCSD1 and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.
A unique combination of trendy electric guitar sculptures, multicolored African American portraits and colorful quilt collages paid homage to the history of the small Alabama town, Gee’s Bend, and the work of Grammy award–winning composer Micheal Daughtery’s Gee’s Bend for Electric Guitar and Orchestra. The composition intertwines American guitar rock and southern folk music with contemporary classical music.
“Student developed the art based on what the music meant to them, or made them feel, so it’s a pretty cool process,” said Dan Holroyd, fine and preforming arts coordinator at LCSD1.
LCSD1 Elementary Art Show
Students in LCSD1 from kindergarten to sixth grade had art on display at the Laramie County Public Library from March 1 until April 16.
The artwork is from the Elementary School Art Show and displays the creativity of the students in the district.
LCSD1 Annual Art Show
In March, students at East, Central, South and Triumph high schools created more than 100 original works of art for the show, which took place at the Esther and John Clay Fine Art Gallery at Laramie County Community College.
Capital City Art Show
In April, the district held its annual Capital City Art Show, which included more than 800 pieces of original artwork from Cheyenne high schoolers. Members of the public could come to Storey Gym for free and see tables filed with 2D and 3D projects.