Art Show Opens Saturday

Friday, February 20, 2009
The student art show opens Saturday at the Putnam County Museum. Artwork on display includes (from left) a fish made by a third grade Tzouanakis student; face portrait by a Greencastle High School senior; cat picture by a Bainbridge Elementary second grader; pattern design by a sixth-grader at Reelsville Elementary; and the vase was made by a Greencastle High School senior.

The creative and artistic abilities of Putnam County students will be on display at the Putnam County Museum for the next few months.

Assistant director Tanis Monday said she is "super excited" about the show, as it is her first.

"It gives the students of Putnam County the chance to display their skills," she added.

The public is invited to view art by public, private or home school children from kindergarten to 12th grade. Each school chose a number of pieces to enter in the show, providing a wide variety of art. There will be an assortment of both 2-D and 3-D artwork on display, including acrylic paint, charcoal, pastel watercolors, ceramic and abstract art.

Monday reported more than 100 families attended last year's show.

"It takes great community effort to support the creative talents of children," she continued.

The second annual Putnam County Student Art show will open at 11 a.m. Saturday with an awards ceremony. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places in each age division.

A junior at Cloverdale High School submitted this teapot for the student art show at the Putnam County Museum. Its theme comes from the movie "Pan's Labyrinth."

New to the museum this year is "Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Everyone Over: Our Past through Play" exhibit. It will not open until early April and is for all ages. More information will follow at a later date.

The mission of the Putnam County Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret the natural, historical and cultural heritage and life of the county and to benefit the community through education, exhibits and special programs.

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