“Youth Art Month” Exhibition on Display March 25 Through April 18

The annual “Youth Art Month” exhibition, showcasing the artistic talents of Jackson County school children, will be on display in the gallery of the Belk Building at Western Carolina University from Sunday, March 25, through Wednesday, April 18.

A reception is set for Sunday, March 25, from 2-4 p.m. in the foyer of the Belk Building. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature works from Jackson County public schools and charter schools. Three works will be purchased by WCU’s College of Education and Allied Professions to hang in the permanent collection of Jackson County children’s art in the Killian Building.

Twelve works also will be selected by the Jackson County Board of Education to hang in its offices for one year, and to be exhibited in Gallery One for three weeks in April.

Youth Art Month is held each March to recognize the artistic achievements of students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and the programs providing art instruction. The WCU exhibit is sponsored by the Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association.

Belk gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment, Monday through Friday. For more information, call (828) 227-3598.