Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Heroes of Indiana Youth Art Month 2016

There are so many folks to thank for participating in AEAI's annual Youth Art Month advocacy extravaganza at the Indiana State Capitol each year. First of all, to the art teachers and children who participate in the event or a local event in their community, the AEAI thanks you! To think that Indiana citizens and lawmakers are surrounded by K-12 student art work during the month of March and to ponder the importance of K-12 art education programs in the lives of children, Youth Art Month is an event that has profound implications not just for art teachers and their students who participate and attend the event but for art programs all across the State of Indiana.

I'd like to share some photos of the folks who make the event at the Indiana State Capitol possible each year.

Dale and JC of AMACO who store and care for the AEAI display boards at AMACO/BRENT on Indianapolis' North East Side!
Dave Allen set up the boards!
Glenda Ritz, Brad Venable and Margerie Manifold assessed and selected art works for recognition!
Parents and students attending the event pack the North Atrium of the Indiana State Capitol!
Parents, students and their families view the exhibit in the South Atrium!
New Palestine High School Art Student Will Burgess stands with AEAI Past President Sidney Allen and IN State Superintendent Glenda Ritz!
AEAI President Jill Sayers, President Elect Mary Sorrels and Past President Sidney Allen who are awarding student recognition awards in this photo, organized our YAM event this year!
Group photo with Superintendent Ritz!
Visitors enjoy the spectacular YAM student art work throughout the month of March.
Take-down volunteers, Ashley Toy and Mary Lou DaWald re-pack the display boards at the YAM exhibit with the help of Mark.
Robin Webb and Mark collect and sort remaining art from the 2016 YAM exhibit. 

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