CCAC Youth Art Show Set

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Students, parents and other family members enjoy the reception held at the conclusion of last year's CCAC art show.(courtesy photo)

Young artists from across the county are scheduled to compete in Saturday's Clay County Arts Council Art Show. The show will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in the Rector Community Center.

The artwork has been entered by students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who attend school within the county. Their work will be adjudicated by a panel of three professional artists, allowing the students to benefit from their varied expertise.

Saturday afternoon at 2, the CCAC will host a catered reception to honor the students, their teachers and parents. During the ceremony the entrants will receive certificates and ribbons and the winners will receive a nominal cash prize. But, in order to receive these awards the students must be present for the ceremony.

Also at the reception, art teachers from across the county whose students have participated in the show will be presented with one of the council's annual teacher grants of $100. The grants are earmarked for all of the participating instructors, but they must be present at the awards reception to receive their check.

In years past, the funds have been used to purchase additional supplies for classroom use by the teachers.

The effort serves to help encourage the development of student's skills in art, as promoted by the CCAC and their teachers. The organization also rewarded winners in the various art categories from the Clay County Fair, and students who assisted by the pre-holiday fashion show were also presented with a grant for their art department.

"Celebrated artists with dreams start somewhere--and that place, usually, is in a classroom, encouraged by a public school art teacher to allow their creativity to reach new heights," a spokesperson noted.

The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend.

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