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Fine Arts Center celebrates Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Reception1By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

Each year, the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) designates March as Youth Art Month.

According to FACNRV representative Donna Rorrer, the exhibit is open to students of all ages from Pulaski, Montgomery, Giles, Wythe and Floyd Counties. The exhibit is also open to students from the city of Radford.

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley hosted a reception in honor of Youth Art Month participants. Students from area schools will be represented and given a certificate acknowledging their participation.

The reception was held on Sunday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the FACNRV’s gallery at 21 West Main Street, Pulaski. The young artists were given a chance to show off their artwork and greet the public.

According to Rorrer, this year’s theme, titled “Cars of my Dreams” Past-Present-Future, drew a total of 10 schools and 84 works of art.

Participating schools included Belle Heth Elementary, Belview Elementary, Blacksburg High, Critzer Elementary, Dublin Elementary, Pulaski County High, Pulaski Elementary, Pulaski Middle, Riverlawn Elementary and Snowville Elementary.

The public will be able to visit and view the exhibit through April 15 during the FACNRV’s normal hours, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

According to Rorrer, the FACNRV’s goal is to give young people a place to showcase their talent and to encourage them to continue to develop those talents. She added that students take great pride in being able to have their family and friends visit the gallery and see what they have accomplished in the arts.

For more information contact the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley at 540-980-7363 or info@facnrv.org.

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