March 7, 2014
The work of many local young artists on display at CitySpace Friday night.
Piedmont Council for the Arts and Albemarle County Schools sponsored the celebration and kickoff of "Youth Art Month." The month is an annual event to encourage support for arts in schools and recognizing youth work.
A First Fridays opening reception was held on Friday evening. Albemarle County Public School students in elementary, middle, and high school created the artwork that filled the CitySpace Gallery. All twenty-six Albemarle county schools are represented in this exhibit.
"I'm pretty proud of it," said Sean Dyer, 11th grader at Albemarle High School, who had a charcoal self-portrait in the exhibit. Dyer used black and white charcoal to create the dark and lights of his face. He drew on brown paper to create mid-tone.
"It's just like a passion of mine. I just like drawing," said Dyer.
Some pieces of art had a card explaining the artist's thoughts and feelings about their work.
Students from the Monticello High School Chamber Music class sang to provide music.
The exhibit will remain on display through Wednesday, March 26. The public is invited to stop by and vote for their favorite pieces from the art show for inclusion in the 14-15 Albemarle County Public Schools Division calendar.
CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. CitySpace is located at 100 5th Street NE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. To learn more, visit the Piedmont Council for the Arts website.