Emily Dove, fourth grade, Bailey Harding, sixth grade, Olga Izoita, eighth grade, Rima Kondratyuk, sixth grade, from Green Ridge School attended the celebration. These students had their art work chosen to represent their school in the Youth Art Month art exhibition. “It was quite an honor to be selected for the exhibit and represent visual art education statewide,” commented Green Ridge art teacher Lori Larimore.
Georgeanne Nixon, the First Lady of Missouri, was on hand to support this annual event that emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality school art programs.
The annual Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibit is sponsored by the Missouri Art Education Association. The mission of the Missouri Art Education Association is to advocate quality visual arts education by supporting creative teaching, providing opportunities for professional development and encouraging the study and implementation of best practices in the visual arts.
Pictured from left: Lori Larimore, Green Ridge art teacher; with students Rima Kondratyuk, Olga Izoita, Bailey Harding and Emily Dove. Back row, First Lady of Missouri Georgeanne Nixon; far right, Connie Shoemaker, 2012-2014 MAEA president.