The National Arts Program was pleased to welcome back the City of Westminster, Colorado for their second NAP exhibit under the new coordination of Kristen Koehler, Cultural Affairs Specialist for the City’s Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department. Kristen stepped right in and was extremely proactive in her new role as coordinator. As a result, this year’s exhibition showcased 122 pieces from city employees, volunteers, retirees and their immediate family members.
When asked to reflect on her first time coordinating, Kristen said that being able to receive the artwork on the drop off days was one of her favorite experiences because it gave her the ability to interact with the artists and see the amazing talents of her community firsthand. In addition, she was surprised by the variety of artwork that was entered. This year’s show featured everything “from jewelry, quilts, and handwoven scarfs to painting, mixed media, pottery and photography.”