More than 850 students, teachers and family members gathered at the State Capitol on March 29 to celebrate and recognize student achievement in the visual arts.
Emily Dove, fourth grade; Bailey Harding, sixth grade; Olga Izoita, eighth grade; and Rima Kondratyuk, sixth grade, from Green Ridge School, attended the celebration. These students had their art work chosen to represent their school in the Youth Art Month art exhibition.
Georgeanne Nixon, the First Lady of Missouri, was on hand to support this annual event that emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality school art programs.
The annual Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibit is sponsored by the Missouri Art Education Association. The mission of the Missouri Art Education Association is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the visual arts.