The display includes works that DAVA youth have produced in after-school programs throughout the year, as well as art that was created specifically for Wonders/Maravillas. "They've been painting silk scarves, and they've been producing boxes and pins and special ceramic cups," explains executive director Susan Jenson. "There's really a wide selection that ranges from limited-edition prints to photographs to ceramics to wearable art, and there are some professional artists in there as well" Eugene Stewart-Huidobro, Beth Hutchinson, Donna Kitchens and Alberto Veronica.
DAVA is particularly excited to see alumnus Veronica's industrial ceramics in the show. "He was a student of ours for many years, so he's an extra-special visiting artist from our standpoint," Jenson says. "He came to after-school programs in ceramics from the age of ten forward, so he became sort of a local celebrity. He never goes away, and we're happy about that.
"It's always a very popular show for us," she continues, "because I think the kids really see it as a way of showcasing what they do in a broader sense, as opposed to thematically. And it's also a celebration, and we all love celebrations."
The exhibit opened on December 6 and will be on display through January 18; stop by DAVA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Visit www.davarts.org or call 303-367-5886.
Dec. 6-Jan. 18, 2007