Local Students Honored For All Kids Can CREATE

Two local students will be celebrated at the Coos Art Museum for the winning the honor of being the Oregon State Representatives for the 2012 – 2013 All Kids Can CREATE National Art Exhibit. The creative achievements of McKenzie Beaudry, of the Coquille Indian Tribe After-School Program, and Steven Reynolds of the Lighthouse School are on display upstairs. Open reception, Friday, December 7th, 5 – 7 pm.

Two students from Coos Bay have been juried for the 2012 All Kids Can CREATE Traveling Exhibit. Their work has debuted at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. in August 2012. All Kids Can CREATE is a program made possible through Care Mark Pharmacies partnership with VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, that encourages children of all abilities to express themselves through original artwork.

Art is a powerful tool that can inspire creativity and build self-esteem and self-confidence in children. As the only visual arts program of its kind that showcases how students with and without disabilities learn through the arts, All Kids Can CREATE has received thousands of artwork submissions since 2007 that demonstrate how all children can engage in art to help them grow and reach their full potential.

Students for Coos Bay and North Bend have been chosen to be the State Representatives since 2007.

This year, the theme of our program is “What Inspires Me,” and we’re inviting children to reflect on what inspires them and express those inspirations through their art.

Steven and McKenzie are two out of the one hundred and two pieces of art – two from each state and the District of Columbia – to be part of the exhibition.

Every piece of artwork received through the All Kids Can CREATE program celebrates each individual student. Children create original pieces of art by using traditional art materials as well as non-traditional ones, such as wrapping paper, newspaper or aluminum foil.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.