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Award-winning high school students artwork on display at the Nerman

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Eric Jacobson

On March 30, the community and the Arts Council of Johnson County honored 108 students from 25 area high schools that were nominated for the Class of 2014 Shooting Stars. The event was the Annual Shooting Stars Gala, attended by the high school competition finalists, their families and friends.

The students' artwork is on display at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) campus in Overland Park, KS.

Featured artwork includes:

  • Two-Dimensional Art
  • Three-Dimensional Art
  • Photography

Each year, the Shooting Stars program invites 18 arts professionals from across the Kansas City Metropolitan Area to serve as judges for the scholarship competition. Judges are charged with the difficult task of naming a first and second place scholarship recipient for their respective category.

  • Shooting Stars is one of the Arts Council of Johnson County’s signature programs. It was started in 1997, by Bob Endres as way to celebrate student achievement in the arts as none existed at the time. Today, Shooting Stars remains one of only a few programs in the community to celebrate outstanding performing, visual and literary student artists.

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art features ten expansive galleries for temporary exhibitions and the museum's permanent collection. Additionally, the museum houses the 200 seat Hudson Auditorium, Café Tempo, two classrooms, and art storage and preparation spaces.

The museum is free and open to the public during regular hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and all JCCC Holidays