Morris County Youth Art Month (YAM) on Display at Saint Clare's Hospital/Dover

03-06-2015

Morris County Youth Art Month (YAM) on Display at Saint Clare’s Hospital/Dover

DOVER, NJ – March 6, 2015 – Artwork from schools throughout Morris County are on display at Saint Clare’s Hospital/Dover from February 28 through March 28, 2015, as part of Youth Art Month (YAM). The artwork is on display in the lobby of the hospital, located at 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801.

“We are so excited to showcase the talent of students throughout Morris County, as well as the school’s art programs,” said Maura Boucher, Chair of the Morris County Youth Art Month program. “Our 2015 show will be our largest one to date, with 30 public and private schools represented and 300 students participating. Our show primarily features two-dimensional work, but does showcase some three-dimensional work, as well.”

The Youth Art Month will also hold a reception on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will feature a Musical Ensemble from Randolph Middle School. Gift bags for the event have been generously donated by major art supply companies, including Sax Arts & Crafts, Dick Blick Art Materials, and Nasco Arts & Crafts. Additionally, guest artist Hannah Frustol (Randolph High School, Class of 2015) will complete charcoal portraits on site, with proceeds donated to the Mary Gill Scholarship fund which benefits a Morris County senior who is furthering their education in the fine arts.

Youth Art Month is nationally sponsored by The Council for Art Education and was started in 1961. The event celebrates visual arts for grades K – 12 and emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school 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.

For more information on the Youth Art Month program, please visitwww.aenj.org.

Photos: Artwork from schools throughout Morris County are on display through March 28, 2015 at an exhibit at Saint Clare’s Hospital/Dover. A special reception will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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