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.