Updated March 13, 2020 – This event has been canceled.
The Huntsville Museum of Art will celebrate the 33rd annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on Sunday, March 15, with an opening reception, artists demonstrations, awards ceremony and free entrance to the Museum for all visitors.
This exhibition showcases nearly 200 exuberant works of art by youth in kindergarten through grade 12 from Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, Decatur City and Scottsboro City schools.
Help us celebrate local young artists on March 15 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. with a reception and awards presentation.
Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at HMA, encourages everyone in the community to celebrate the talents of North Alabama’s young artists and teachers.
“The YAM 2020: Exhibition for Youth Art Month demonstrates the creativity and collaboration of the talented youth whose artwork emphasizes the quality arts in education programs in North Alabama,” said Smith. “Join us as we celebrate the month of March as Youth Art Month (YAM). Museum visitors will have the opportunity to view portraits, landscapes and still-lifes done in a variety of media from painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, printmaking and computer images.”
Demonstrating artists include Robert Bean (oil painting), Carolyn Dodson-Grimm (acrylic painting), Kristy Jane From-Brown (printmaking), S. Renee Prasil (drawing) and Linda Ruhl (watercolor painting).
A reception sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art Board of Trustees will be from 1-3 p.m. The award presentations for VAA Blue Ribbon Finalists and the Congressional Art Competition in the Great Hall will begin at 2 p.m.
Youth Art Month Free Community Day
About Youth Art Month
Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Arts Alliance and locally by the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association.
The Congressional Art Competition (on view March 15 – April 26), and VAA: Visual Arts Achievement Program District V Blue Ribbon Finalists (VAA on view March 15) exhibitions complement the student artwork this year. The VAA District V award-winning works will then subsequently travel to Montgomery to be displayed at the Alabama State Council on the Arts, along with other regional winners from across the state. The artwork by the winner of the Congressional Art Competition, selected from high school students in the 5th Congressional District, will later travel to Washington D.C. for a yearlong display at the U.S. Capitol.
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