Veridian Credit Union to unveil local student art displays in branches across Iowa
Waterloo, Iowa (February 11, 2019): Veridian is partnering with 10 Iowa high schools to host public displays of student-created art in five branches across the state. School art department leaders selected pieces ranging from oil on canvas to graphic design, jewelry, pottery and more for the credit union’s ArtShare program. As many as 140 pieces will be professionally framed or encased for display at Veridian branches in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Waterloo and Waverly for one year.
Veridian first launched ArtShare in 2002 as an annual recognition and celebration local student artists. “ArtShare benefits everyone,” said Jennifer Roberts, Veridian’s public relations strategist who oversees the program. “The art makes our branches more inviting while helping the artists find a broader audience. It gives us all a greater appreciation for local talent.”
The credit union will host a series of ArtShare Premiere events to unveil each collection. The events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Veridian also offers an ArtShare Scholarship for $2,000 toward tuition for an education leading to a career in the arts. The application deadline is April 14, and inclusion in an ArtShare exhibit is not a requirement of eligibility. Details on the ArtShare Scholarship and all scholarships offered by Veridian are available at https://www.veridiancu.org/scholarships.
Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services and employs more than 750 people throughout 30 branches in Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.
Photo: This piece by Iowa City West High School senior Keil McBrearty is one of 140 pieces of student-created art on display at Veridian branches across Iowa as part of the credit union’s ArtShare program. Veridian created ArtShare to recognize and celebrate the talent of local student artists. McBrearty’s is part of a 16-piece ArtShare collection in Veridian’s Coralville branch that will be unveiled at an event on Feb. 25 from 5-6 p.m. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.