Student art on display at UO museum

Press release

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is proud to announce that its 3rd annual K-12 student art show, "NewArt Northwest Kids," will be on view December 1, 2009 through March 28, 2010.

The opening reception for "NewArt Northwest Kids: Heroes and Heroines," will be held at the museum, 1430 Johnson Lane, on Saturday, December 5 at 11 a.m. to honor the students showcasing their art in the exhibit (followed by a free Holiday Family Day).

The "NewArt Northwest Kids" exhibition includes 50 artworks chosen from hundreds of entries submitted by students in Eugene/Springfield, Beaverton, Blachly, Cottage Grove, Elmira, Pleasant Hill, Junction City, Monroe, and Veneta. All entrants receive a complimentary guest pass to visit the JSMA with their families.

"This exhibition is great way for community members to come and experience the budding talents and energies of students in our area," said Lisa Abia-Smith, director of education for the JSMA. "Art and an appreciation for art are an integral part of our culture and something that has become less of a focus in our schools today. This exhibition is just another way to show our community how important integrating arts education programs into school curriculum is to JSMA."

This year the 'NewArt Northwest Kids' exhibition will have a satellite site at the Valley River Center Barnes & Noble Café from November 27, 2009, through March 28, 2010

The student art show's theme is in conjunction with the museum's current fall exhibition "Faster Than A Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero," on display until January 3, 2010.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art's education program plays a fundamental role in fortifying K-12 arts education throughout the region through its school tour program, professional development opportunities and classroom curriculum resources.

"The museum is committed to creating programs such as this exhibition which foster creativity, art exploration, and self-expression," said Abia-Smith.

JSMA's Education and Outreach Programs are supported in part by the Cheryl and Allyn Ford Educational Outreach Endowment Fund.