The Montgomery Museum of Art & History is hosting Montgomery County Public Schools for a Student Art Show.
This is the first year that the Museum has hosted art from most of Montgomery County’s public schools. This show offers a combined vision of student art across the county and has been specially curated by elementary, middle, and high school art teachers. The elementary school show will include student art from Eastern Montgomery Elementary, Margaret Beeks Elementary, Christiansburg Primary, Belview Elementary, Price’s Fork Elementary, Gilbert Linkous Elementary, Harding Ave Elementary, Falling Branch Elementary, and Auburn Elementary. The opening reception of the Elementary School Student Art Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., with remarks at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Elementary School art will be on exhibit through Feb. 28.
“The museum is very happy to offer a place for students to experience sharing their artwork with the community in a gallery setting. We believe that this show is an important way the Museum can serve all of Montgomery County,” said Sherry Wyatt, Assistant Director and Museum Curator.
The opening reception for the Middle and High School Student Art Show will be held on Thursday, March 7, 5 – 7 p.m., with remarks at 6 p.m. Art students from Auburn Middle, Blacksburg Middle, Christiansburg Middle, Shawsville Middle, Auburn High, Blacksburg High, Christiansburg High, Eastern Montgomery High, and Montgomery Central will be participating in the show which will run through March 23. Judging for the elementary show will be made by a local retired art educator and local artist Larry Bechtel will judge the middle and high school entries. Cash prizes for the students are generously sponsored by the Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA).