Burton Street Elementary fourth-grader Annie Walsh’s recent work, pictured, was submitted to the upcoming 19th Annual KidsArt by art teacher Mary Damon. Walsh, along with 200 other local students will have her work displayed in the Earlville Opera House March 3 to April 7.
Spring is just around the corner, but the Earlville Opera House’s West Gallery is already bursting with color.
Celebrating 19 years in 2012, the annual KidsArt Exhibit arrives March 3 and remains through April 7.
The multi-media show features work from eight local primary schools, including Cazenovia. The KidsArt exhibit always draws a crowd, which is fun and exciting for both the viewers and the artists.
More than 200 local children will have their work displayed in a professional gallery setting. Gallery admission is free at all times, and the community at large is invited to view the artwork that students throughout the region are producing.
A gallery opening reception for all participants, their guests, Earlville Opera House members and friends will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the EOH West Gallery.
Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public. Last year, more than 250 people attended the opening reception.
EOH is thankful for the KidsArt guest curators for all of their hard work. These individuals help to select and mount the works shown from their respective schools. Mary Damon of Burton Street Elementary, Kelly Holmes of Edward R. Andrews Elementary, Margaret Fetzko of Gibson Primary, Barbara Houze of Hamilton Central, Laurie Clark of New Life Christian School, Tara Chase and Kathy Pfeiffer of Perry Brown Intermediate School, Storm Hammond and Greta Schiffer of Sherburne-Earlville Elementary and Kristen Thomas of Stockbridge Valley have all been instrumental in the planning and implementation of the exhibit.
The EOH West Gallery is located at 18 East Main St. in Earlville. Hours of operation during the KidsArt Exhibit are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and also by appointment.