ELKHART — This year marks the 41st year that an exhibit featuring student artwork has been shown at the Midwest Museum of American Art.
Selected by art educators from five area high schools, 153 students were selected to exhibit 187 works of art in all media from Concord, Elkhart Area Career Center, Elkhart Central and Memorial, and Northridge High Schools.
The exhibit opened Sunday and continue through April 5.
This observance provides an opportunity for students, grades 9 through 12, who have realized success in the visual arts to have their work exhibited in a museum setting. This exhibit focuses on the vitally important work carried out in the area of art education throughout the year; it is unique because it seeks to explore topics in art education such as our cognitive and emotional health, and an appreciation of our individual differences.
Sponsors for the Youth Art 2020 exhibit include Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson, Elkhart Community Schools Art Cafe, Elkhart Evening Optimists, Elkhart Noon Kiwanis Club, Elkhart Lions Club, Elkhart Luncheon Optimists, State Farm Insurance-Rocky Enfield, Welch Packaging Group, Stuart Basquin, William and Linda Becker, Abby Thomas, and Ken and Kathy Zienty.
The Midwest Museum of American Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $25 for families.
The museum is at 429 S. Main St.