Throughout the month of April the Alliance for the Arts gallery walls will be covered from floor to
ceiling by artwork created by Lee County students. This marks the 21st year the Alliance has partnered with Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) to display youth work in a formal exhibit.
This annual show features more than forty schools and hundreds of pieces of art. Artwork in a wide variety of mediums by elementary and middle school students will be on display from April 3-12 with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 3 from 5-7 p.m.
Their work will be replaced by high school pieces, with a second opening reception on Wednesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. Judges will select high school winners in several categories and award a Best in Show. Refreshments for the high school reception will be generously provided by Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza. The high school work will remain on display until
LAEA is a group of art teachers who work tirelessly to recognize and promote area students that show an interest and aptitude in the visual arts. Artwork by LEAE member teachers will be on display in the Alliance Member Gallery and Foulds Theatre lobby throughout April. Recent studies indicate that kids who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, elected to class office and participate in science and math fairs.
Join your friends and neighbors at the Alliance on April 3 and April 17 to support these fantastic youth artists, or come by any time to peruse the shows while they’re on display.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1:00 on Saturdays.
The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. To become a member, please visit http://www.artinlee.org/JoinUs/membership.html or telephone 239-939-2787.