CHARLESTON, W.Va. —The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) welcomed a student to its staff today as part of the annual Arts Alive celebration. Trey Westerfeld, a senior from Elkins High School in Randolph County, visited the WVDE to finalize the Arts Alive 2014 logo design.
Arts Alive is the WVDE's annual event to showcase dance, music, theatre and visual art. Hundreds of talented students earned the opportunity to perform during the yearly showcase. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals and exhibits throughout West Virginia, a competitive submission process, and/or by invitation.
Earlier this year, the Arts Alive planning committee sent out a call to all public high school artists to submit a design for the event. Westerfeld's design was chosen from 25 submissions.
Arts Alive is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Clay Center in Charleston. The lobby showcase will open at 6:15 p.m. with main stage events to begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available from the Clay Center box office. Please call 304-561-3570.
For the first time, West Virginia Public Broadcasting will be partnering with the WVDE to live stream Arts Alive. A guiding goal of Arts Alive 2014 has been to expand the accessibility of this event to those who are not able to make the trip to Charleston and to produce a professional, archival copy for educational purposes. The department is thrilled that many more people will get to join digitally to celebrate outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in West Virginia public schools. Stay tuned for more information about the live stream.
For more information about Arts Alive 2014, please visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/arts-alive/.