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Date of Release: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Contact Info: 

Sheri Castelnuovo, Curator of Education
608.257.0158 x 227 or sheri@mmoca.org

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Young at Art Showcases Student Artists

Young at Art Showcases Student Artists
April 14–May 19, 2013

MADISON, WI—Young at Art, which opens April 14 in the State Street Gallery of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, presents works of art by Madison Metropolitan School District students in kindergarten through grade 12. The exhibition is the result of a long-standing collaboration between MMoCA and the school district’s Fine Arts Department.

An opening reception will take place on Sunday, April 14, 3–4:30 pm. Teachers, student artists, and families are the featured guests at the reception, which is open to the public. The East High School Jazz Ensemble will perform from 3:15–4:15 pm in the lobby.

In preparation for the exhibition, each of Madison’s public school art teachers is invited to submit up to three works created by his or her students. This process yields a full range of technique, subject matter, and media, including drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, and computer-generated art.

Young at Art underscores the value of early and continuing exposure to high-quality art education. The exhibition calls attention to children’s creative potential and problem-solving skills; to the scope and variety of individual expression; and to the excellence of art instruction in Madison’s public schools. All works on view in Young at Art demonstrate students’ imagination and talent, and reflect best-practices in art education.

Young at Art is organized by the education department of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Generous support for Young at Art has been provided by Nancy and Tom Mohs; Steinhauer Charitable Trust; The Cummings Christensen Family Foundation; American Family Insurance; Associated Bank; Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company; Dane Arts with additional funds from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times; The Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople; the Madison Arts Commission; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; and MMoCA Volunteers.

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