National Youth Art Month: K-12 Students Make Debut At GCC Gallery

PR 064 – March 13, 2013

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  Administrator, Andrea Stanton 856-415-2229
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Deptford Twp.  – Student artists from across the tri-county area will make their debut during Gloucester County College’s Emerging Artists opening reception Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Art Educators Association and Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the exhibit is an observance of the National Council on Art Education’s Youth Art Month. Guests will have the chance to view the fine and digital creations of students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The two-hour reception will also include live music, refreshments and activities. The showcase will display a breadth of paintings, drawings, illustrations, sculptures, photographs, mixed media and more.  Student artwork will be on sale and all proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

GCC Gallery Director and Associate Professor Eoin Kinnarney said students often gain a new perspective on the arts beyond the educational realm, as well as their own abilities, by interacting with the community.

Both Gloucester County College and the Art Educators Association are committed to raising awareness to the importance of art education, which plays a critical role in intellectual development. The aesthetic experience develops divergent thinking, multicultural awareness and communication skills
The exhibit runs until Thursday, April 25 in the Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery located in the GCC College Center mezzanine. It is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 856-415-2122.

Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road, right off Exit 56 of Route 55.