MEDIA RELEASE, March 6, 2017, Southbury, CT
Youth Art Month, Region 15 Students
Tuesday, March 7 to Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local organizations. The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month, to celebrate visual arts for grades K-12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality 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. Youth Art Month was started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA).
Students are pleased to have an opportunity to display their work for the public at the libraries. “Art provides an opportunity to be creative with how you want to express your thoughts,” said Kayla Kasmire, a student enrolled in art courses at PHS.
Select pieces from Region 15 students will be on display at the Middlebury and Southbury Public Libraries Pomperaug High School students in Advanced Placement Art, Drawing, and Painting II and Independent Study classes display their artwork.
Pictured Back Row (L-R): Jackie Tavoletti, Chloe Zilkha, Kaitlyn Furr, Sami Pangle, Molly Dinsdale and Stephanie Milite; Front Row (L-R): Kayla Kasmire and Lauren Stango
Contact: Irene Sudol, Secretary
203-262-0626 ext. 144
FAX #: 203-262-6734
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Rd.
Southbury, CT 06488