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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON-MARCH 8, 2016)

Academy Art Museum to Feature Children’s Art in March

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, will feature the artwork of students in grades kindergarten through high school in its upcoming 2016 Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions to be held from March 21 – April 10, 2016.  On Monday, March 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening for grades kindergarten through grade eight. Door prizes given out at 5 p.m.  Students must be present to win. On Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m., there will be an opening for students in grades nine through 12.  Awards presented at 6 p.m. Students must be present to win a prize.

These exhibitions highlight the artistic talents of students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, and Queen Anne’s counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions have been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and are the largest and most prestigious student art exhibitions on the Eastern Shore.  This year all grades will exhibit their art at the same time. These exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Chesapeake Publishing.

Also on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Museum will offer New Family Art Days with the theme, “Travel the World at the Academy Art Museum.” Children and their parents will work together on an art project and enjoy tasty snacks typical of a specific country. In January, families traveled to Australia and learned about Aboriginal dot paintings. This stop will be Italy. To register, contact Constance Del Nero, the Museum’s Director of ArtReach and Community Programs, at delnero@academyartmuseum.org. This event is offered at the Museum in conjunction with the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) and was co-developed with Deborah Scales, ChesMRC’s art enrichment teacher. The event is free.

Finally, the Children’s Craft Saturday at the Museum, “Celebrate Spring!” will be held on Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants create one or more seasonal projects that they can take home to keep or give as gifts.  The cost is $5 per person.

For further information on any exhibitions, classes, or programs or to register, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.