Do you remember sitting in your elementary art class and hearing your teacher talk about your art being in an actual art exhibit?
Many people can remember this, and also the feeling that goes along with it. Being excited, nervous, happy and even doubtful are only just some of the feelings that could have been mustered up in that little body of yours. For many students in the surrounding areas, the Beatrice Thornton Student Art Exhibition has helped to show many aspiring artist’s work.
2013 marks the 45th annual Beatrice Thornton Student Art Exhibition. The show is put on during the months of February and March in the Fine Arts Building on SC4’s campus in Port Huron. The exhibit shows the work of many students selected by their art teachers from elementary schools in Roosevelt, Lakeport, Garfield, Crull, Keewahdin, St. Mary’s Port Huron, St. Mary’s St. Clair, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, Morton, Washington, Gardens, Holy Cross, Gearing, Pine River, Belle River, John F. Farrell, Yale, Avoca and Landmark Academy.
The exhibition, which is free to the public, has been split into two shows; both being in
SC4’s Fine Arts Galleries. Elementary school art is the first show, going from February 1st through to the 22nd. The middle school and high school art shows follow from March 1st through April 1st. Each show is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
While walking through the exhibit, you will find many creative paintings, drawings and more projects that will show you the talent of so many young individuals from around the area. There are many things from penguins to flowers, and even masks. Whatever your taste of art may be, there is bound to be a piece in the show that will catch your eye, and most likely, a smile.