October 24, 2012 - Young Artists Live Life to the Fullest with Aurora Mental Health Center
Where: Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast
When: Wednesday October 24, 2012
Time: 5:00 reception, 5:45 program
Ticket Prices: Free
EMCEE: Larry Davila
President(s): Larry Davila
Sponsors: Citywide Banks
Attendance: 380 staff, artists and parents
Board of Directors: Larry Davila, president; Peter Cukale, vice president; Gregg Fanselau, treasurer; Ruth Ryan, secretary
Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm
Bryn, left, poses with award-winner friend Erin Cozart
The Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast was abuzz with excitement as over 390 pieces of artwork were viewed by artists and parents alike during the annual art contest and celebration. From paintings to drawings, self-portraits to fantastical imagery, the imaginations of K-12 were laid out for all to see during the year's theme "How do you celebrate the joys of life?"
Honoring the staff of Aurora Mental Health Center was also a highlight of the evening with recent events this year that have been trying on both staff and student. Lauded for her public relations during the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting, Mara Kailin accepted her award and thanked her peers, stating that she was just a small part of a larger and wonderful organization that is Aurora Mental Health Center. In addition, Kirsten Anderson recieved recognition for all of her efforts.
To learn more about Aurora Mental Health Center and how to nominate your student in your art class for next year’s 7th annual art contest, please visit www.aumhc.org.