National Youth Art Month

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March marks National Youth Art Month and here in the Southern Tier The Rockwell Museum is celebrating creativity for children.

The celebratory art events this month are coordinated locally by the Arts Council Of The Southern Finger Lakes within Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties.

Corning’s Rockwell Museum is proud to participate through exhibiting student art from Corning Children’s Center, ranging from infants to preschool aged kids.

Education Programs Coordinator, Amy Ruza of The Rockwell Museum said the month represents appreciating art and the creativity of local kids of all ages.

“The idea is, that whoever your are, wherever you are, we are a museum – but the artists around town in cafes, in libraries, wherever you are if you see something colorful on the walls, just take a step back look at it, and appreciate it and enjoy the art and celebrate the students in the community this month.”

Created back in the 1960’s, the objective of the month is to celebrate visual arts for grades k–12 to emphasize the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

To learn more about the art displayed in The Rockwell Museum or learn more about the month of youth art, click the links below:

https://www.arteducators.org/news/articles/10-youth-art-month

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