Association to showcase student artwork

YOUNGSTOWN – The Steel Valley Art Teachers Association will hold its annual Elementary and Junior High Art Recognition Program at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown.

The event is being sponsored by Farmers National Bank.

Heidi Swift, president of the SVATA and an art teacher with Lisbon Schools, said the exhibition will provide art teachers with an opportunity to showcase their students’ work and allow young artists to receive recognition for their talent and interest in the field of art.

She said teachers and students will be setting up their artwork on Saturday. Entries are from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana county schools.

Students will be presented with awards at 1:30 p.m., followed by refreshments.

“This is a special event and young artists will be honored for their hard work and their artistic talent,” Swift said.

Swift said each teacher could select 10 students to represent their school.

She said what students and their families enjoy is their work is shown in a museum that contains famous works such as “Snap the Whip” by Winslow Homer and “Lincoln the Railsplitter” by Norman Rockwell.

“The students’ artwork will be displayed in the same space as these famous artists.

For more information on the SVATA, call 330-219-8631 or email hswift111