Youth Art Month is a national celebration of the visual arts in education. YAM is held annually in March and is designed to emphasize the importance of quality art education for all children.
What is Youth Art Month (YAM)?
YAM was created in 1961 as a service to art educators and the public with the following objectives:
•Recognize art as a necessity for the complete development of a high quality of life for all people
•Direct attention to art education as an effective vehicle to teach critical thinking, communication skills, self-expression and multi-cultural awareness
•Increase community, business and government support for art education
Participation in the exhibit is open to participating school students in grades K-12 in Fannin and surrounding counties and homeschooled children from within Fannin County.
Thank you to the following educators who help make this year's exhibit possible:
Nancy Watkins (BRES) Kimberly Huffman (EFES)
Ben Sexton (WFES) Dana Stone (FCMS)
Holly Viccaro (FCHS) Jennifer Danner (CBHS)
Come celebrate Youth Art Month with us at the opening reception on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm in the Richard Low Evans Gallery.
Exhibit will remain on display through March 28, 2019. Friends, family and the public are invited to attend.