Artistic Renderings of Youth, a juried exhibit of work by 7th through 12th grade artists from Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties, will be on display at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence from February 26 through March 27. Celebrating its 27th year in existence, this exhibit has developed into an outstanding showcase of youth art.
A reception will take place on Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet these young artists and their teachers.
March is nationally recognized as Youth Art Month. This exhibit provides an opportunity for the community to discover the young artistic talent in our area. The competition is coordinated by a group of junior high and high school art teachers to give students a chance to exhibit their art work and receive recognition for their talent. There are 366 pieces in the show. Ribbons are awarded in three grade divisions, and this year three new scholarships from UNA will be chosen from the 11th and 12th division.
Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is located at 217 East Tuscaloosa Street in Florence and is open, free of charge, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 256-760-6379 for more information.