Saturday, March 03, 2007
Youth Art Month
March is Youth Art Month. We celebrate this in our town by displaying children's art in the Town House and Library. I am the chairperson on the Council for the Arts that coordinates this program. It's our 27th year. There are 11 teachers from public and private schools that participate from grades K-12. It is an amazing program with amazing teachers that bring out the talent in these students.
Although it is work and can be challenging at times, I am honored and priviledged to do this.
Yesterday, as I looked at one students work, I was transported back in time to when she was a student of mine in elementary school. Now she is a senior in High School and her work graces the cover of our invitation and program. There are many of these students that have passed through my classes, watching them go from playdough to canvas. It is such a joy to see how they have grown and how their artistic talent has blossomed. I'm honored to have played a small part in their lives.
Kudos to the art teachers who have worked hard in putting the art together.
The art is fabulous!