The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will continue its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists with the return of Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s twenty-second annual student art exhibition. This exhibition will feature over 300 pieces of student artwork.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators.
The opening reception is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 29. The receptions are open to the public free of charge, but the museum suggests a donation of $1 per person in support of the exhibition.
Schools in Fayette and Westmoreland counties will be featured in the exhibition. Each district is permitted to submit up to 25 individual projects and two group projects. Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-inEducation or Artist-in-Residence program. Through the programs, SAMA educators and professional artists travel to public and parochial schools to provide lessons designed to enhance students’ understanding of art creation, technique, history, criticism and aesthetics. SAMA’s award-winning education initiative is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.