Student Art Project showcases art, benefits schools

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Great Northern Services is now displaying works of art created by Siskiyou County students in its new multi-media conference center in Weed. The art is being submitted by local schools through their classroom art programs. Schools may set their own price for each piece and, when the work is sold, the sale price is redeemed directly back to that school's art program. Submitted photo

Great Northern Services has launched a Student Art Project aimed to showcase Siskiyou County student art and provide financial resources for local school art programs.

Executive director Bonnie Kubowitz said the organization has reached out to all 51 schools in the county – public, charter, faith-based, and private – with the opportunity to have student art work displayed at the GNS offices in Weed and sold to interested community members.

“This is a funding option for any and all of our schools,” Kubowitz explained. “Each school may price the piece of student-created art they submit and all funds received from the sale of the piece will be redeemed directly to the school.”

Grant funding is also being sought that would benefit equally all the art programs of schools that participate, regardless of whether a contributed piece of art sells.

GNS will display about 20 pieces of student artwork at a time in a newly opened Community Room, the organization’s state-of-the-art multi-media conference center.

Kubowitz explained that use of the Community Room by organizations and businesses from around the county will mean many people viewing – and being able to purchase – the student art work over time.

Large annual Great Northern events to be held in the center will also highlight the display.

“The idea behind this project is to showcase our students’ art and help our school art programs. And for helping with that, our organization will gain an ever-changing gallery of interesting and beautiful artwork,” Kubowitz said.

For information about participation in the Student Art Project, call GNS Office Manager Angela Nathan at 530-938-4115, ext 111.