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Student Art Show returns Saturday

PARK HILLS – Art students from kindergarten through high school will once again take over the Mineral Area College Field House in the annual Mineral Area Council on the Arts extravaganza, the K-12 Art Show.

The Mineral Area Council on the Arts K-12 Student Art Show is free and open to the public for viewing on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. An awards ceremony for ribbons and cash prizes will begin at 1 p.m. A duo of art educators from outside of the Parkland area will serve as jurors to determine prize winners at this year’s event.

The annual art show is a cooperative effort between the arts council and area art instructors who inspire Parkland students in public, private and home schools.

Instructors select the artwork from their students according to grade and media and are then responsible for bringing the pieces to Mineral Area College to help set up the display. Each teacher is limited to how many pieces may be entered, so it is quite the honor for a student to have work on display.

“The K-12 Art Show is always an exciting conclusion to our season,” said MACOA Executive Director, Danielle Basler, “A great amount passion, skill and creativity will be on display and we take pleasure in seeing the students’ satisfaction and pride as they present their artwork to family, friends and the community.”

Oils, water color, print-making, sculpture, photography are just a few of the media used. Past displays have included everything from a man made out of duct tape to an oil-painted self-portrait worthy of a professional gallery.

Heimburger Construction Inc. is the corporate sponsor as they have been from the inception of the event. Additionally, financial assistance for the Mineral Area Council on the Arts annual arts series is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For more information on this or other arts council programming and volunteer opportunities, contact Danielle Basler, 518-2125.

Gathering around the best of local students’ art is half the fun. The Mineral Area Council on the Arts K-12 Student Art Show is free and open to the public for viewing on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Mineral Area College Field House.

Gathering around the best of local students’ art is half the fun. The Mineral Area Council on the Arts K-12 Student Art Show is free and open to the public for viewing on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Mineral Area College Field House.

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