Wednesday, February 15 | Submitted by Stephanie Cramer | Downtown Central
The Springfield Regional Arts Council, in partnership with the Southwest District Art Teachers Association (SDATA) and the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA, District 10), present “Art is Monumental II”, the second annual K-12 student art exhibit at The Creamery Arts Center on display now through March 29, 2012. The exhibit will also celebrate National Youth Art Month with a First Friday Art Walk reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2.
Teachers from around the Southwest Missouri area submitted their student’s work that best expressed the “Monumental Moments” experienced in the creation of art.
“With the understanding that creating reflects what we know, see, and want to express, SDATA and MAEA are excited to sponsor this exhibit because art is something everyone can share, young and old,” says Cyndi Shepherd, an Ozark, Mo. elementary art teacher.
The mission of MAEA is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the art education discipline.
National Youth Art Month, held annually in March, acknowledges the outstanding leadership of art educators and abilities of students.
Normal gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Creamery Arts Center is located at 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field.
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, instrument storage, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays and shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre.