Howard County Arts Council Announces Two New Exhibits For March 2019

Howard County Arts Council Announces Two New Exhibits For March 2019

March is Youth Art Month and the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) will commemorate the occasion with its annual spring exhibit of student artwork in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts. Presented through an ongoing partnership between the Arts Council and the Howard County Public School System, this year's Youth Art Month exhibit is titled Defining Ourselves: I Am More Than What You See and features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12, selected from public school art classes throughout the county. Students used a variety of media and styles to create artwork inspired by the title theme.

In Gallery II, Teaching and Making with Big Ideas in Mind showcases work by Howard County Public School System art faculty created during a summer continuing education course. Through immersion in the studio and collaboration with peers, teachers explored their own identity through their personal art-making to better understand and empathize with the struggle their students experience, and to ultimately develop rigorous, developmentally appropriate instructional experiences in the classroom.

Both exhibits will be open from March 8 to April 19, 2019. A free public reception including light refreshments will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 5-7 pm. The evening will also feature a Summer Arts Camp Preview, with sample activities led by teachers from HCAC's Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp as well as a display of projects from previous camps. HCAC staff will be available to answer questions and accept summer camp registrations. HCAC's 2019 summer camps run in one-week sessions from June 24 through August 23, offering a variety of visual and performing arts experiences for students entering grades K-7.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, and Sunday 12 - 4pm. To learn more about HCAC programs and exhibits, call 410-313-ARTS (2787) or visit hocoarts.org.

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