Valdosta Daily Times


February 26, 2013

Youth Art Month

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.

Bill Shenton, arts center curator, says the 2013 Youth Art Month includes works from approximately 10 South Georgia and North Florida high schools and approximately 35 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.


Youth Art Month exhibit, Invitational Regional High School Competition, Art Contest Display.

Where: Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St.

Run dates: The shows run through March 25.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays.

Admission: Free.

More information: Call 247-2787.

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