WS/FC School’s “Spring Arts Extravaganza” Opens Wednesday, March 22

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by Camel City Dispatch

The following was provided For Your Information by the WSFCS System and the Arts Council

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is showcasing student art at a Spring Arts Extravaganza, Wednesday, March 22 through Wednesday, March 29, at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. The opening reception is 5-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 24. The show and the reception are both free and open to the public.

Arts Extravaganza is sponsored by Modern Automotive in collaboration with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Modern Automotive’s “Artists of the Future” contest winners and certificate recipients will be announced at the opening reception on March 24.

The “Extravaganza” is one of the region’s largest and most popular art shows and features the best artwork from elementary, middle schools and high schools in the system, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Hundreds of students, parents and family members, teachers and arts enthusiasts attend.

Each year The Arts Council partners with the schools by providing “Arts in Education” grants that benefit every child in the school system.“The creativity demonstrated at Arts Extravaganza by students in our public school system is absolutely amazing,” said Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. “It reflects the high level of instruction students receive and the educational value of arts programs in our schools. At The Arts Council, we believe strongly in the educational value of the arts across all disciplines.”

Art by elementary students will be exhibited in Reynolds Place in the Milton Rhodes Center, and artwork by middle and high school students will be displayed in the Davis Gallery of the Sawtooth School, which is located in the Center as well.

Modern Automotive, which has six dealerships in the region with its flagship operation — Modern Chevrolet — in Winston-Salem, will award Sawtooth School scholarships valued at $250 each to winners in each division along with a family membership to Sawtooth. In addition, the students will appear in a TV commercial for the company. Runners up will receive student memberships in the Sawtooth School. The art teachers of the three winners will receive certificates to purchase supplies at Dick Blick Art Materials.

Opening night will have a special, hands-on art activity for kids, and children may take their work home as souvenirs.

This show is open each day during the Center’s normal operating hours:
Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

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