23 pieces by Scapoose college students exhibited in conjunction with the annual PDX Jazz exhibition
Students from Scapoose Middle School showcased artwork at the Portland Art Museum this week in a one-day exhibit on Tuesday, February 13.
Twenty-three artists from the College of Scapoose presented artwork to the museum as part of an annual program hosted by the non-profit cultural arts organization, PDX Jazz.
SMS students submitted pieces for the exhibition after participating in the “Jazz in the Schools” educational outreach program, which PDX Jazz organizes annually. The program is designed to teach students about the origins of jazz music, its contributions to American history, and its connection to the visual arts.
Students were invited to listen to jazz music in class while designing a 12-inch by 12-inch piece – the size of a record sleeve – highlighting their interpretation of what jazz looks like, a statement said. from the program.
Almost 2,000 pieces were submitted and 250 pieces were selected from 14 different schools in the Portland metro area to be shown at the exhibit.
Entries were judged during the exhibition and the works that received the most votes were announced at the PDX Jazz Festival on Wednesday afternoon, February 14. SMS student Skylar Koehler-Grover had her work selected as one of the college’s four best plays. division.
SMS art teacher XK Austin described the experience of seeing his students’ work on display as impressive and spectacular. Speaking to his students after the show, Austin said he saw many of their eyes light up when talking about the experience.
The entire collection of student work will be on display in downtown Portland in Target’s windows on Southwest Morrison and Southwest 10th Street until Sunday, February 25.
The following SMS students will see their work displayed:
Jenn Pena, Hope Grogg, Matthew Manuel, Harleigh Dietz, Makenzie Hoag, Michael Martinez, Ayden Patterson, Shawn Odom, Makenna Fennell, Ashley O’Tierney, Aria Kangas, Skylar Koehler-Grover, Colby Campbell, Kaylie Schrotzberger, Sage Redpath, Dylan Mann, Jessica Severance, Courtney Hall, Paige Liday, Alaina Bailey, Owen Sliger, Abby Stansbury, Jacob Brainerd
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the number of entries entered and the number of works selected for display at the exhibition, including the work of SMS students.