Student art exhibit returns to Rood Center |

Student art exhibit returns to Rood Center

Artwork created by Nevada County students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be in the Rood Center’s annual exhibit, which coincides with March’s designation as national and state Youth Art Month.

Opening Monday and running through May 28, the annual “Young At Art” exhibition will include hundreds of paintings, drawings, collages, mixed-media works, photographs and ceramics.

“Though this represents a portion of the artwork created during the school year, it exemplifies the high quality of visual arts instruction students receive and our schools’ continued commitment to arts education in these difficult budgetary times,” said Nevada County School Arts Liaison Paul Harrar, also the exhibition curator.

Viewing hours are during weekday business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will also be open Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dating back to the mid-1980s, “Young At Art” is the largest annual student art show in Nevada County, according to Harrar. All art instructors and students in public and private schools, home-study programs and community educational programs were invited to the exhibition, co-sponsored by Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office and Nevada County.

The Rood Center is at 950 Maidu Ave., off Highway 49 in Nevada City.


In conjunction with the “Young At Art” exhibition, the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office will host its third annual educator art show, “Homework: Recent Works By Nevada County Educators.” Artwork by school personnel will be displayed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays from March 8 to May 31 at the Superintendent of School’s office, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City.

For more information on either exhibit, call exhibition curator Harrar at 478-6400, extension 212.

– The Union staff

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