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Upshur County Schools presents youth art exhibition

[BUCKHANNON, WEST VIRGINIA, March 2020—] In celebration of National Youth Art Month, a county-wide art exhibition featuring student artworks will open at the Colonial Theatre on March 14, with a reception from 2-4 p.m., and run through April 3. The event, free and open to the public, is the first to take place in the new Colonial Theatre Gallery, and it will mark the first time that all Upshur County School students will have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition of their own artworks. Both two- and three-dimensional artworks will be on display.

In addition to the opening reception, the Gallery will be open Friday (March 20, March 27, and April 3) from 4-7 p.m., Saturday (March 14, March 21, and March 28) from 12-5pm, and Sunday (March 15, March 22, and March 29) from 2-5 p.m.

Although building renovations are still underway at the Colonial Theatre, the work in the Gallery will be completed before the exhibition opening. “The primary goal of rehabilitating the Colonial Theatre is to engage our kids in the many wonderful and diverse artforms, and the City is thrilled to finally see the first of many displays of our children’s creative talents in our new fine art gallery,” said Mayor David McCauley. “When it’s finished, the kids are really going to love this place!”

The exhibition is a collaboration of the Upshur County School art teachers, the City of Buckhannon, The Upshur Arts Alliance, and ART26201.

If you would like to volunteer or receive more information, please contact Heidi Thompson at 304-266-4100, or email hgthompson@k12.wv.us.

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