March is National Youth Art Month and, for the second year in a row, Harvester has reserved the art gallery at the Dog River Library to display some of the best artwork created by its students. Art teacher, Chaney Billips, selected the best work from each grade, K4-12, which resulted in a variety of artistic styles—from collages to paintings, pen drawings to chalk sketches, and 3D designs to tribal masks. The gallery will be on display through March 30.
Some students were surprised that the artwork they “messed up on” when they began was selected for the show. Mrs. Billips, reminded them of a quote hanging in her classroom: “In art, there are no mistakes, only opportunities for creativity.” This quote embodies the reason why the Center for Art Education administers Youth Art Month, which is to celebrate the skills learned in visual art education—problem solving, creativity, observation and communication.
“We’re so excited to give our young artists their fifteen minutes of fame this month. The opening night ceremony is a great get-together for our families and we hope to continue having this annual event,” says Katie Arfanakis, Harvester Christian Academy’s Marketing Director.