In celebration of Herkimer County Youth Art Month, freshman Emma Doherty, sophomores Angela Gazzilli and Danielle Juby and senior Stephanie Temple will exhibit their work Mar. 2-Apr. 6 at the Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer. CVA art teach Winnie Dunn-Jones selected the works from the dozens produced by CVA students over the course of the first half of the school year.
The artists and their family members are invited to the Exhibition Opening/Reception/Presentation of Certificates on Mar. 2 where they will receive certificates.
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) sponsors Youth Art Month to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.
Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. The event:
- Recognizes art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
- Recognizes art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
- Directs attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
- Expands art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
- Encourages commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
- Provides additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
- Increases community, business and governmental support for art education.
- Increases community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
- Reflects and demonstrates the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.