The IMS Community Art Exhibit and Contest is an annual event that celebrates the range of artistic expression found in our local community. Thanks to the vision of Trustee Emeritus Samuel Posey P’07,’01 this show celebrated its eighth year with an opening reception on Friday, April 5. Mr. Posey spoke at Friday’s reception to a room filled with many other friends of IMS: current parents, alumni, neighbors, visiting artists and art enthusiasts.

Our recently introduced Strategic Plan, The Courage to Climb Higher, outlines our current strategic priorities, including “The Joy of Childhood.” It is in that spirit that the theme of JOY was chosen for this show.

We received an incredible 107 submissions from artists in the tri-state area. Our jurors had the challenging task of selecting the 23 pieces of artwork that are now on display for the contest and exhibit, which runs through April 26. The pieces are also for sale, and include the works of three current IMS students:  Eva Borges, Coco Wang, and Alex van Dyke.

The inaugural IMS Community Art Exhibit and Contest was in 2014, and celebrated the opening of the Student Center, which houses our Art and Music Departments. The success of that show prompted this beloved yearly tradition and today the event continues to connect IMS with inspired and talented artists and celebrate the importance of arts education.