20 pieces of student-created art part of exhibit at Veridian

Many West High students will have their artwork featured in the Veridian Credit Union’s Coralville branch for a year.

Fenna Semken, Online Editor-in-Chief

Iowa City West High School students, educators and administrators gathered at Veridian Credit Union’s Coralville branch on Monday to celebrate a public exhibit of student art. West High art teachers choose 20 pieces which will remain on public display for one year as part of the ArtShare program.

ArtShare was designed by Veridian to give a public forum to local student artists, and to celebrate and raise awareness of their talent. The credit union partners with 10 Iowa high schools each year to host student art exhibits at five branches across the state.

“It’s our pleasure to recognize these student artists each year,” said Jennifer Roberts, Veridian’s public relations strategist who oversees the program. “ArtShare helps make our branches a more inviting place while giving the artists a broader audience and giving the community a greater appreciation for local talent. Everyone benefits.”

Iowa City West High School students featured in Veridian’s Coralville ArtShare exhibit are: Emily Buck, Hannah Cantrell, Bailey Clingan, Maddy Epping, Lydia Guo, Selina Hua, Aisha Kazembe, Carsyn Knebel, Laura Machlab, Logan McNeal, Will Peterson, Nicole Ritchey, Mason Selk, Micha Smith, Sierra Suiter, Grace Wachter and Angie Zirbes.

For more information, visit veridiancu.org.