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Posted February 13, 2018

Annual Metro Youth Art Exhibit Opens Feb. 28

More than 1,000 pieces by APS middle and high school students are included in the exhibit that runs through March 11.

Be sure to visit the APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit for the very best in art. It’s a fabulous array of award-winning works of art created by APS high school art students. Selected work from talented middle school students is also displayed at the show. 

The Metro Youth Art Exhibit opens with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Sid Cutter Pilot’s Pavilion at Balloon Fiesta Park.

The exhibit is open March 1-11: Thursdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

Metro is sponsored by the APS Fine Arts program with support from the APS Education Foundation. Works of art are first judged by professional artists and then installed in a multi-media display.

“Come to Metro! It’s the best collection of young talent that you’ll see this year. There are 19 categories from painting to photography to jewelry. This is an exciting show with something for everyone,” said Metro Exhibit coordinator Bethe Sailer.

“The awards ceremony makes this the biggest opening in town, with proud students and even prouder families. Plan another visit when the gallery is quieter so that you can really see and experience the art.”

Among the awards presented on opening night is the Gordon Church Purchase Award given to multiple high school artists. Selected student work is purchased, becoming part of the City of Albuquerque’s permanent collection. The art is then displayed in various city venues.

Another major award is UNM’s College of Fine Arts scholarship, with the winner chosen from the portfolios of graduating seniors.

Ribbon place awards and honorable mentions will be presented for each of 18 categories, as well as Merit Awards provided by local merchants, individuals and arts organizations. 

Admission to the APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit is free. 

 

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