Budding artists from across Jackson County recently received recognition for their talents during the annual Youth Art Month exhibit hosted by Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design. The exhibit of artwork by local school students in kindergarten through 12th grade opened Friday, Feb. 28, and winners from the exhibit were announced during a public reception earlier this month at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
WCU art education students and staff members served as judges for the entries.
The exhibit at WCU is a celebration of Youth Art Month, a nationwide recognition of visual arts programs and the role they play in the nation’s public schools. The exhibit continues through Friday, March 21.