Four teenagers walked away with prizes for the drawings of superheroes they colored on a parking lot during an art exhibit reception to celebrate National Youth Art Month.
The Chalk Art contest, sponsored by the Madera County Arts Council, was ongoing with the reception for theMadera County Youth Art Month student art exhibit on Saturday. About 150 pieces of art — made of numerous mediums, including mixed media, sculpture, 3D, drawing, acrylic and watercolor paintings and pencil — were submitted by teachers of the middle and high school students who authored it.
The exhibit, which will remain open through March, shows the artwork of young persons in Madera County schools to celebrate National Youth Art Month. The month is set aside to recognize the value of art education for children and support programs that provide it.
The exhibit is sponsored by the arts council and the space it occupies is donated by the North Point Plaza. It is adjacent to Circle Gallery, 1653 N. Schnoor St. Suite 113. Students whose work is shown attend Madera High School, Madera South High School, Minarets High School, Yosemite High School, Liberty High School, Ranchos Middle School and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School...