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Amador County Student Art Show 2024.

By Outreach Coordinator Cilladean Hopkins

The Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) invites you to celebrate arts education at the 11th annual Student Art Show. Featuring art from TK-6th grade students, this show is a wonderful display of the Amador Arts curriculum taught FREE-OF-CHARGE to 100% of the Amador County public elementary school students, including special education. Join us on May 1st and 8th from 5 to 7 PM at the Amador County Unified School District office for snacks and a reception honoring a variety of original art by rural youth creatives age 5 to 12.

This month-long exhibit is in thanks to our students, Amador Arts, and the teaching artists Bruce Peccianti, Susan Ross, Marissa Ferriera, and Linda Toren, the Calaveras County Poet Laureate. If you cannot make it to the receptions, you are welcome to view the exhibit from April 22nd through May 17th, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

 

Throughout the school year, public elementary students in grades TK through 6, at all 6 public elementary sites in Amador County, receive standard-aligned visual and poetry arts classes from the Amador Arts Teaching Artists. Bruce Peccianti, long-time Teaching Artist hired by Amador Arts to develop and teach arts education in the elementary schools, highlights the value of arts education. “Getting students back on track after the Covid Pandemic academically is important and art plays an important role in doing just that. Art provides discipline, creativity and a sense of accomplishment that mirrors the qualities students need to be successful academically. I highly recommend students, parents, grandparents and the general public attend this year’s showcase of the arts to view first hand the incredible artwork created by our students.”

Research shows that arts education is essential for the developing brain and that is partly why arts education is mandated by the state and national education standards. Since that mandate is not funded, groups like Amador Arts and Parent-Teacher Groups across the state, raise funds to provide youth with arts classes. If you want to be part of raising funds for arts and cultural access throughout our community, get involved with Amador Arts today. Together we amplify and advance arts, culture, and creativity for rural creatives of all ages. Reach out by email to info@amadorarts.org or by phone at 209-256-8166.

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