Valdosta Daily Times


February 23, 2014

Youth Art Month: Youngsters shine in exhibit

VALDOSTA — Colorful images, powerful messages, stunning compositions dominate the Youth Art Month exhibition at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts.

Throughout the center’s galleries hang dozens of watercolors, drawings, paintings, inks, photographs, mixed-medium, acrylic, chalk, pencil and crayon creations by students from numerous local and regional schools.

The 2014 Youth Art Month includes works from South Georgia and North Florida high schools and several regional elementary and middle schools.

The works exhibit the talents of the children and their talented teachers who share the art experience through the region’s many school systems.

The show also allows dozens of area elementary and middle-school students to participate in an exhibit shown in the professional setting of a gallery. It is a great opportunity and a learning experience for these students who may continue pursuing art in the future.

Annually, the arts center and Valdosta State University Art, in association with the National Art Education Association, present Georgia Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month. It is an opportunity to celebrate the arts as well as express the importance of arts in schools.

This show is also a boon for the arts center. With scores of children’s art being exhibited, this exhibit brings numerous relatives of the child artists who have never been to the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts previously.

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