Ohio Statehouse Hosts Student Art Exhibition
Exhibition On Display May 1-19, 2012
Columbus, Ohio –
The Ohio Statehouse will showcase more than 30 works of art by students in grades K-12 from Ohio’s public schools as part of a month-long celebration of arts education. The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and Ohio Art Education Association have partnered with the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board to bring outstanding works of art by Ohio’s children to the Ohio Statehouse to celebrate the Arts.
The exhibition coincides with the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio and Arts Day on May 9, 2012.
The aim of the exhibition is to recognize the talents, creativity and innovation of students who receive high quality arts education instruction as part of their academic experience in school by professional arts educators. Participants in the exhibition were selected by arts educators in each of the Ohio Art Education Association’s regions which span the state.
The FREE student art exhibition will be on view in the Ohio Statehouse Map Room from May 1-19, 2012.
The participating schools include:
Kettering MS, Kettering
Oak Hill HS, South Webster
Elyria HS, Elyria
New Richmond El, New Richmond
Monroe El, New Richmond
Canton South HS, Canton
Walker El, Canton
Faircrest Memorial MS, Canton
Mark Twain El, Westerville
Cherrington El, Westerville
Anthony Wayne HS, Waterville
Pike-Delta York HS, Delta
Central Elementary- Lexington, Mansfield
Osborne El, Ashland
For more information about the Statehouse Student Art exhibition and the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio and Arts Day contact the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education at 614/224-1060 or visit www.ohiocitizensforthearts.org.
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Statehouse Student Art Exhibition
May 1 – 19, 2012
Ohio Statehouse Map Room, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus
The Ohio Statehouse will highlight works of art in this special exhibition featuring students in grades K-12 in Ohio's public schools. The student exhibition recognizes the talents, creativity and innovation of students who receive high quality arts education instruction as part of their academic experience in school.