Art by several young artists have been on display during March, which was designate Youth Art Month. Among the schools having displays are:
The classrooms and halls of Ballinger Academy were recently transformed into art gallery spaces by young artists eager to display their work. Parents and friends were invited to a special art open house.The artists gave tours to the visitors, explaining how the projects were created. ``Galleries' displayed mixed-media projects including:
``Native American Snakesticks,' a sculpture involving carving and painting.
``Workshop Gallery,' showing carved animals in progress.
``Novel Idea Gallery' displaying original works of fiction, written and illustrated by student author-artists.
``Bead Gallery,' a combination exhibit of pencil drawings, soap and soapstone carved beads.
``Canhead Gallery' displaying characters created in papier mache, then painted and embellished by the artists.
``Ivory Gallery' housing soap carvings of animals.
Most walls were covered with a variety of art including French illustrations, printmaking and advertising projects. All age levels participated. Bambi Rabe was in charge of the project.\
JONES CULTURAL ARTS SCHOOL
Sixteen art students at Jones Cultural Arts and Foriegn Language School are displaying their artwork at NationsBank on South Elm Street during March, which was designed Youth Art Month.\ Students with art on display are Jason Adams, Jodi Bounprasith, John Chanthavong, Wendy Chanthavong, Antoine Chavis, Casey Combs, Teresa Earley, Jessica Good, Salito Good, Sandra Lindley, Tammekia Ross, Jessica Walls, Amy White, India Whitsett, Tabita Wood and Eric Wooten.