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WORCESTER — Art students from Central Massachusetts have been selected to display their creative works at the Worcester Art Museum during the month of March. This multimedia exhibit is sponsored by the Massachusetts Art Education Association as part of Youth Art Month, a national celebration to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for the quality art programs in Massachusetts schools.

Youth Art Month was celebrated with a reception on Sunday, March 8, for the young exhibitors, grades kindergarten through grade eight, and their families. Guest speakers included James Welu, director of the Worcester Art Museum, and June Krinsky-Rudder from Massachusetts Art Education.

Teen Night, a reception for high school students, was held on Thursday evening, March 12. This gave the older art students an opportunity to meet contemporaries and discuss career possibilities.

The Youth Art Month exhibit will be on display through the March 30. Admission is free in the Higgins Education wing of the Worcester Art Museum. The hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art teachers from 40 cities and towns have volunteered their time to make this event possible. Join us to enjoy the diverse talents of our children.

There are five students from Nissitissit Middle School representing Pepperell in this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum. These young artists are: Kacey Hartner, grade eight; Charlotte Spiegel, grade eight; Morgan Amiot, grade seven; Sarah Murphy, grade seven, and Austin Adams, grade six.

Their artwork was completed under the direction of the NMS art teacher Vicki Domings.