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Bartow County, Cartersville Schools Art Show at the Booth
Booth Western Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Art Show in Borderlands Gallery. On view from April 10 through May 13, this yearly exhibit features a number of pieces that are representative of the work from our local city and many county elementary schools.
For the fourth year in a row, art teachers from 10 Bartow County Schools as well as Cartersville Elementary School, have selected at least five pieces from their school to be represented in the show. All of the artwork displayed are pieces that have been created by the students, kindergarten through fifth grade, throughout the 2011-2012 school year.
While selecting only a small number of pieces of artwork from the entire school year is not always a very easy task, art teachers view this annual exhibition as a wonderful way to highlight the hard work and creativity of their students. Director of Education at Booth Museum Lisa Wheeler, a former art educator, believes it is important to support the talents of the young artists in the community. “Children need to see and know that their creativity is supported and appreciated. Booth Western Art Museum takes pride in providing a venue to showcase the work for emerging young artists. To have your work hanging in a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate Museum is a fairly large honor; I only hope that perhaps one of these young children will have their work hanging here—or in another art museum—in the future as their passion and talent for art grow.”
Visitors to Booth Museum during this show will see paintings, paper mache pieces, collages, clay pieces, and more from students at Adairsville, Cloverleaf, Clear Creek, Euharlee, Hamilton Crossing, Kingston, Mission Road, Pine Log, Taylorsville, White and Cartersville Elementary schools.
For more information, visit www.boothmuseum.org or call 770-387-1300.
More About Booth Western Art Museum
Offering free admission on the first Thursday of each month from 4pm to 8pm as community outreach, Booth Western Art Museum is a 120,000-square-foot facility featuring contemporary Western American art in the main galleries and historic Western art, Civil War art, presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters and Western illustration in other galleries. For children, the Sagebrush Ranch gallery offers interactive education about art and Western America. Special events include Art for Lunch, normally the first Wednesday of each month, from 12:15 to 1pm. Evening lectures are usually the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm.