March is Youth Art Month and the Arts Council is celebrating with its annual spring exhibit of student artwork in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts. Presented through an ongoing partnership between Howard County Public School System and Howard County Arts Council (HCAC), this year's Youth Art Month exhibit is titled Visual Storyteller: The Narrative in Art and features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12. In Gallery II, in partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks' Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services, the exhibit No Boundaries showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities. Both exhibits will be open from March 15 to April 26, 2013. A free public reception including beverages and snacks and HCAC's Summer Arts Camp Preview will be held on Friday, March 15, from 5-7 pm.
Visual Storyteller: The Narrative in Art will feature artwork reflecting the concept of artist as storyteller, selected from public school art classes throughout the county. No Boundaries exhibits work created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by Howard County Recreation and Parks' Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services. In these programs, youth and adults with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to explore a variety of media, styles, and methods of creating art.
At the reception for the exhibits on March 15, the Howard County Arts Council will present the Summer Arts Camp Preview. A sampling of teachers from HCAC's Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camps will be on hand leading example activities and there will be sample projects from previous camps. Staff will also be on site to accept summer camp registrations. HCAC Summer Camps run June through August 2013 and offer visual and performing arts classes for students in entering grades K-7 in Fall 2013.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10AM - 8PM, Saturday 10AM - 4PM, and Sunday 12 - 4PM. The Center is closed Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. To learn more about HCAC programs and exhibits, call 410-313-ARTS (2787) or visit www.hocoarts.org.