Children's Art to Help Raise Scholarship Funds

Weber State University's Nontraditional Student Center presents Little Hands, Big Art: a fundraising exhibit of art by children of WSU Nontraditional Students, at Universe City, 2556 Washington Boulevard in Ogden.

The exhibit opens in conjunction with First Friday Art Stroll, Feb. 4 from 5-8 p.m. and continues Fridays: Feb. 11, 18 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 from 1-6 p.m.
 
The exhibit of biddable art will include the children’s work, Chinese Art, art donated by local artists, designer cakes, jewelry, Valentine cards and other gifts suitable for those you want to impress.

Bids for the art will begin on opening night, with any edible items sold on the first night. Bidding on other items continues during regular gallery hours and closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19. 
 
The artwork was created at an art party, one of several learning experiences for nontrad students and their children on the WSU campus sponsored by the WSU Nontraditional Student Center and Hourly Childcare - affectionately known as the Nontrad Center.

The Nontrad Center provides students 25 and older with academic support and several social activities each semester.
 
Debbie Cragun, center coordinator, says, “All funds raised will go to our 'Rising Star' scholarship. We see a huge demand for scholarships. A donor, wishing to remain anonymous, will match up to $2,000 raised by us. We are hoping that a successful event will allow us to offer two 'Rising Star' scholarships for non-traditional students in the future.”

Benjamin Jennings, Universe City curator, says, "We have always enjoyed exhibiting art by children! And, this is a great way to bring attention to the Nontrad Center."

For more information about the fundraiser or to make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund, contact Rebecca Ory Hernandez, rohernandez@weber.edu or 801-626-6566 or 801-452-1308.
 
For more information about the Nontraditional Student Center and Hourly Childcare, visit
weber.edu/nontrad.

Contact:

Debbie Cragun, Nontraditional Student Center coordinator
801-626-7794 • dcragun1@weber.edu

 

Author:
Caril Jennings, marketing director for Performing Arts
801-626-6431 • crjennings@weber.edu