Artistic Talent From Young Children On Display In Coquille

Oregon Coast Community Action and South Coast Head Start invite the community to come and see the artistic talents of its youngest residents throughout March. Organized by a Head Start parent, the show features the artwork created by 38 four and five year-old children enrolled in the program’s location in Coquille. The display is in the entrance hall of the Coquille Community Building, at 117 North Birch Street and will be exhibited until March 24th. The show is completely free and open to the public during regular business hours.

The show is coordinated by a Head Start parent and local artist Lisa Johnson, who recognizes the importance of having that type of encouragement when growing up. All pictures have been put on display thanks to generous donations of frames from community members. As artwork continues to be added, organizers are seeking donations of frames for the show. Those interested in donating can bring items to Judy’s New Image at 18 East 6th Street in Coquille or call Lisa Johnson at 541-404-0755.

South Coast Head Start offers a comprehensive social service and early childhood program for children ages 0-5 and their families. Head Start is funded by state and federal grants, at no cost to families. The program provides activities for children that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically, supporting parents as the first and most important teacher of their children.

South Coast Head Start is a program of Oregon Coast Community Action. ORCCA is a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm and educate the communities of the South Coast. For information about ORCCA, call 541-435-7080, or learn more at

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.