Published DatePLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University are partnering with the New Hampshire Art Education Association (NHAEA) to host an exhibit of art works including painting, drawing sculpture, ceramics, photography and prints produced by the many talented artists in New Hampshire schools.
The exhibition will be held in the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University campus March 4-22. A preview reception is scheduled from noon–2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Every year in March, the National Art Education Association and the NHAEA promote Youth Art Month with regional and statewide exhibitions. This year as many as 120 students from across the e state will participate.
According to Gallery Director Terry Downs, "three of the many fine purposes of Youth Art Month stand out: to direct the public's attention to the value of art education which develops divergent and critical thinking, to recognize that art is necessity for a better quality of life for all people and to recognize that art education is a vital component in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society."
The New Hampshire Art Education Association (nhaea.org), a professional organization for art educators at every level of instruction and those interested in the future of art education, promotes visual arts education for the state of New Hampshire.