Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park is celebrating Youth Art Month with an exhibition, Through a Child’s Eyes, created by participants in its Saturday Museum Kids arts and crafts class. The show will remain on display during the months of March and April. The exhibit is free and the public is invited to visit the museum and celebrate the children’s accomplishments.
In recognition of National Youth Art Month, the museum recently provided disposable cameras to participants of the arts and crafts class and encouraged them to roam throughout Chief Logan State Park, taking photographs of their favorite things. The museum staff then assembled an individual photographic collage of each child’s work and put them on display.
The exhibit highlights features of the park as only children can see them. From winter landscapes to natural and man-made features of the park, each child’s work focuses on their personal interests.
Youth Art Month was established to underscore the importance of including arts experiences in all students’ education. Museum in the Park plans a series of exhibits of artistic work by children each year for Youth Art Month and welcomes suggestions on subject matter for future displays.
The Museum Kids arts and crafts class is a program offered by the museum that brings artistic and craft-oriented opportunities for children aged four through 14. Projects include painting, three-dimensional art and sculpture, seasonal and historical crafts and games and puppetry art.
For more information about the Youth Art Month exhibit, Through a Child’s Eyes or the Museum Kids arts and crafts program, contact Elizabeth Williams, site manager for the museum, at (304) 792-7229, or e-mail her at [email protected]
The Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is located four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 in Chief Logan State Park. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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