March Gallery Exhibit Celebrates Youth Art Month

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March Gallery Exhibit at SICA Celebrates Youth Art Month

In celebration of Youth Art Month, an exhibit of artwork by area youth will be featured in the main gallery at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts.

Beginning March 1 and running through the end of the month the exhibit will include some of the finest artwork by students of all ages from numerous schools throughout Jackson County.

“We contacted many of the art teachers in the area and asked them to pick art to exhibit,” said Warren Baumgart, SICA Executive Director. “We want to recognize the hard work of art teachers too.  They are so committed to keeping the arts alive in our schools.”

In 1961 the Council for Art Education designated March as an annual observance to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs.  The national theme for Youth Art Month is “Start with Art, Learn for Life.”

The SICA gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.  Admission is free.  The youth exhibit will run through March 31.  SICA is located at 2001 North Ewing St. in Seymour, Indiana.

An opening reception for the young artists in the exhibit will be held on Thursday evening, March 1, at 5:30-7 pm. The public is invited.

Along with the gallery, the SICA also offers a variety of art classes including painting, drawing, sculpture and pottery, as well as special classes like glass etching, gym shoe painting, and jewelry making.  Private lessons are also available.

SICA is also the home of the only permanent collection of paintings by John Mellencamp and his mother Marilyn.

For more information call us at SICA (812) 522-2278 or email sicatreasurer@frontier.com

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