For 42 years, area middle school and high school art students have shined in the Beatrice Thornton Student Art Exhibit.
SC4, in cooperation with Port Huron Art Museum, is presenting the forty-second annual event.
The exhibition was split into two shows, with middle school and high school art work shown Feb. 4 through Feb. 26 and elementary student’s art work shown March 4 through March 26.
The shows namesake, Beatrice Thornton, was an art teacher in the Port Huron school district. According to SC4 professor, David Korf, she was a champion of her students, pushing to have their art work showcased in exhibits.
Home schooled students as well as students selected by their teachers from all over St. Clair county, were invited to have their artwork displayed during the two shows.
Students in the middle school and high school showings were treated to an opening day reception of finger foods. Also the chance to tour artwork currently in progress by SC4 students.
The students’ work that will appear in the March 4 gallery showings will have an opening day reception that day.
Admission to view the art work is free to the public. The SC4 galleries housing the artworks are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The galleries will be closed March 12.