All across the country a harbinger of spring is the March celebration of National Youth Art Month. Locally, budding visual artists are recognized during the Westmoreland County Museum’s Annual Student Art Contest. This year it will kick off Saturday, March 16 at the museum’s Wakefield Building from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a Kids’ Fun Day. The show of about 80 outstanding entries from the county’s four schools will run through April 13. Art will be on display in both the original museum building, open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and in the Wakefield Building windows.
Westmoreland County students’ talents bloom under the guidance of veteran teachers Holly Ransone (Washington and Lee High School), Cindy Flickinger (Montross Middle School), Joan Campbell (Washington District Elementary School) and Becky Bowen (Cople Elementary School).
The projects their students work on help them learn essential life skills including problem solving, creativity, observation and communication, all of which the Council for Art Education promotes through Youth Art Month.
Face painting is just one way kids can have fun
at the opening of the Student Art Contest
at the Westmoreland County Museum.