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MARTIN COUNTY -
The Marvin S. Cone 26th annual high school juried art show recognizes the artistic talents of high- school students with an awards reception on May 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries.
This exhibition features artwork by students from Martin County, South Fork, and Jensen Beach high schools, The Pine School and Clark Advanced Learning Center.
Teachers, parents, school officials and sponsors of the event will be present for the awards presentation. The high school student artwork will be at the Court House Cultural Center through June 1.
Judges for the show are Tamlin Allbritten, artist and author of Port St Lucie and Karen Nobel, an art teacher from Palm Beach County.
"For the past 25 years the Arts Council has supported the high school juried art show featuring the best and brightest students in our schools as a means to encourage their pursuit of creativity and the fine arts," said Nancy K. Turrell, Arts Council executive director.
The art teachers at each school select each piece of artwork for entry in the exhibit. It is a highly competitive process; the categories for cash awards include photography/digital prints, painting, sculpture, mixed media/assemblage and drawing.
Additionally, each high- school principal and the school superintendent, Nancy Kline, select pieces to purchase that become a part of a permanent collection at their respective high schools and the superintendent's office.
The Elliott Museum, the supervisor of elections office and the Children's Services Council will make purchase awards.
The Court House Cultural Center gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10- a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday hours, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. starting May 5.
Sponsors for the student exhibits are: Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush, and McCluskey LLP, Publix Super Markets Charities, AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, Palm City Art & Frame and Women Supporting the Arts.
The Arts Council is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. The Arts Council provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public and strives to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.
For more information, call (772) 287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org.