Dream in Art, Opening March 1

Happy Trees, Keeva Ricci

You don’t have to be an adult to be an artist. Just look at Pablo Picasso. In 1889, when Picasso was just eight years old, he completed an oil painting of a bullfighter. Titled “The Little Yellow Picador,” the piece remains a reminder that children are capable of amazing things. With this in mind, the Madison County Arts Council will showcase the creative prowess of local youth during Dream in Art. Running through the end of March, the group exhibition will include a display of work by students enrolled in the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education program. Pieces range from alter-ego masks to storytelling quilt squares. The gallery will also host a display of work from the Afterschool Art Club at Mars Hill Elementary. “My students’ faces light up when they learn their work will be shown in a real gallery,” says Kerstin Davis, a Madison County visual-arts teacher. “It’s a very special show that gives our community insight [into] not only what our youth are creating, but [also] how they feel and think.”

Dream in Art: March 1-29; Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 5-7pm

The Madison County Arts Center / 90 South Main St., Marshall

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