Student art showcase bridges generations

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Residents at the Vi at ___ are entering their fourth year judging Notre Dame Preparatory's fine art show. The March 21 juried exhibition is open to the public. (courtesy photo)
Residents at the Vi at Silverstone are entering their fourth year judging Notre Dame Preparatory’s fine art show. The March 21 juried exhibition is open to the public. (courtesy photo)

Notre Dame Preparatory in partnership with Vi at Silverstone, will bring generations together in celebration of the arts at its annual Art Showcase and Open House March 21.

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Juried NDP art show

When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 21

Where: Vi at Silverstone, 23005 N 74th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Info: Free and open to the public, but RSVP at ndpsaints.org/artshow

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Hailing the talent of NDP high school artists, the art showcase is a judged competition by Vi residents. Students show painting, drawing, ceramics, digital photography, digital arts and design, 3D art, design-sculpture and mixed media art that they have created in NDP fine arts classes. Several of NDP’s outstanding performing artists, including actors, singers and musicians, will provide live entertainment.

“This creates such a fun buzz in the community,” said Kim Bankofier, community relations manager at Vi at Silverstone and NDP parent. She brought the idea to her coworkers four years ago. “This is a wonderful way to rethink teenagers of today and truly see some of their great talent.”

In the past, residents at Vi have enjoyed choosing their favorite artwork and the opportunity to meet the artists themselves.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to bring generations together in support of the arts,” said Lyric Naquin, director of advancement at NDP.

This year, Claire Carter, curator of contemporary art from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, will serve on the art selection jury with Vi residents. Kim Crosby, development manager at SMOCA will also join in the event. When it comes to advancing the arts in our community, “I am happy to help,” Crosby said.

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