The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 2, 2014

March is student art month


For The Register-Herald

— Every spring at Carnegie Hall the artwork of young artists is celebrated by hosting the Creative Youth Art Exhibit.

This year the juried art show will be in the Old Stone Room gallery from March 3 to 28. The show features the best art work from students, grades 4 through 12, from public, private, and home schools in the Greenbrier Valley.

On Friday, March 7, there will be an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Awards and winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to this event, as well as all the student artists, their families, teachers, and administrators. Last year over 150 people attended this awards reception.

Student artwork will be judged by a panel of judges selected by Carnegie Hall. The judging will be divided by category and grade. The categories are: Mixed Media, Drawing, Painting, Pastel, and Photography. Grades 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12 will be judged separately. The Best in Show overall winner will be awarded a selection of art supplies to help further their artistic endeavors.

Judging the 2014 Creative Youth Art Exhibit are C.P. Burdette, retired Greenbrier County school teacher; Nikola Coates, former sculpture teacher and co-owner of Plants Etc.; Cathey Sawyer, artistic director of Greenbrier Valley Theatre; and Kasey Carter, executive director of Communities in Schools — Greenbrier County.

A new feature this year will be the winners from the Pocahontas County school art contest. This is a wonderful way to recognize fine young artists from another county.

If you wish to help honor these young artists by sponsoring refreshments for this reception, contact Leah Trent, education director at Carnegie Hall, at 304-645-7917 or trent@carnegiehall wv.org.