Young Artist Exhibit At the Figge Print
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Written by Stephen Mohr   
Thursday, 13 January 2011 14:38


Opening this Saturday, January 15th, at the Figge Art Museum is the Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. Each year, the museum presents six exhibitions of elementary schoolchildren’s artwork in its Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. Through this museum-school partnership, more than 500 area students, from six different school districts, have the opportunity to display their artwork at the Figge and share the walls with Pablo Picasso, Grant Wood and Jackson Pollock. These annual exhibits encourage the creative activities of the children and the museum is able to recognize and promote quality visual arts programs in the schools and the importance of its role in intellectual development. This past year, nearly 2,000 people attended these events; many were first time museum visitors. The recognition ceremonies introduce young artists and their families to the Figge exhibitions and collections, providing further inspiration for their artistic endeavors.

The exhibition schedule, beginning this Saturday:

Geneseo Community Schools
January 15-30, 2011
Recognition Ceremony:
1 pm Sunday, January 16

Moline Community Schools
February 5-20, 2011
Recognition Ceremonies:
6 pm and 6:30 pm Thursday, February 10

Davenport Community Schools

February 26-March 13, 2011
Recognition Ceremonies:
12:30 pm and 1:30 pm Sunday, March 6

North Scott Community Schools
March 19-April 3, 2011
Recognition Ceremonies:
12:30 pm and 1 pm Sunday, March 27

Bettendorf Community Schools
April 9-24, 2011
Recognition Ceremony:
1 pm Sunday, April 17

Pleasant Valley Community Schools
April 30-May 15, 2011
Recognition Ceremonies:
12:30 pm and 1 pm Sunday, May 1

 

For more information and museum hours, contact the Figge Art Museum at 563.326.7804 or visit figgeart.org.


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