Aurora Public Schools

Art Educators’ Exhibit at DAVA

 Please join us for an exhibit of Aurora Art teachers’ artworks at DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts). This marks the 18th annual Aurora Art Educators show. DAVA is located at 1405 Florence St., one block south of Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District. The exhibit will be open to the public from January 25th to March 16th with the opening reception from 4 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday January 25th. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment.   The exhibit features the professional artworks of Aurora Public Schools art educators. Some art teachers were inspired by the 2018 DAVA’s theme, crossovers between art and science of this year. The exhibit, coordinated by Deborah Nolasco, art teacher at Boston K-8, gives the opportunity to teachers to get together around their personal artwork and interests. Making art on their own time allows teachers to be better teachers in the classroom, always inventing and researching new processes and ideas. “Over the years my art making and my teaching became interlinked by the same set of ideas. At this point my role as an artist is a fundamental element of my teaching and of the classroom experience of my students. Now we explore together as fellow artists.”- says Jon Olson, Art Teacher at Montview Elementary. For others, art is also created by a need to escape the daily demands of a teaching job: “Making my own work is my therapy. It allows me to drain all of the nonsense out and solely focus on creating.” Mark Manner, Ceramic Teacher at Aurora Central High School.  For more information about the exhibition, e-mail: or call DAVA at 303 367 5886. DAVA’s mission is to strengthen community through the visual arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit     facebookicon instagramicon twittericon
Lanterns at the Holiday Show ArtBot exhibition in the DAVA Gallery Maria at a gallery opening reception Mural detail by Job Training students