Youth Art Month display through this FridayWhat is Youth Art Month? Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
What is Youth Art Month?
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
To help promote the month, students’ work will be on display at the Ellsworth Public Library throughout March. A range of different ages and media will be on display to show what students and the art department have been up to this school year.
“We are also happy to say that nine students were selected from Ellsworth to have their artwork displayed at the State Capitol to help promote Youth Art Month,” said Kristen Hanson, EHS art teacher.
Those students were: Casey Matzek, Seth Mercord and Tiffany Fast from the high school; and Madeline Gilles, Landon Gilbertson, Logan Melstrom, Cameron Koplin, Michael Segerstrom and Seth Johnson from the elementary schools.
The show will run through this Friday. There will be a reception on Friday from noon-1 p.m., held in the rotunda of the capitol.
Work from local students will also be featured at WITC in New Richmond to help promote the month. The show will feature artwork from grades K-12 from the surrounding school districts. It will run from this Saturday to Wednesday, April 1. There will be a grand opening this Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., or stop by anytime to view the show (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m).
“We also have a selection of artwork on display in Red Wing, at the Depot Art Gallery,” Hanson said.
Student artwork K-12 from Goodhue, Minn., Lake City, Minn., Ellsworth and Red Wing will be on display in the Marjorie Gray Vogel gallery. The show will run through Tuesday, March 31. Get more information online at: email@example.com.
The shows don’t stop there. The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson will host their Annual Area High School Art Exhibit. A select number of Ellsworth High School artists will be displayed in the galleries there, along with a number of other high schools participating. The show will run from Saturday, April 4, to Sunday, April 26.
“It’s great for the students to see their work up in a real art gallery and the work there is amazing,” Hanson said.
A closing reception will be held on April 26, 1:30-3 p.m., with a brief program starting at 2 p.m.
Don’t forget to check out the local high school art webpage. View images of student work there, as well as course descriptions, art news and art resources to check out. Just go to the high school homepage and click on art in the list of websites on the right.