37th Annual School Art Exhibition

February 19-April 24, 2021
Center Space Gallery

Annora Lewerke, “Jellyfish”, watercolor – Newman Catholic Middle School, Mason City, 8th Grade

Art Strong is the theme of the 37th Annual School Art Exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City.   The display, now open in the Museum’s Center Space Gallery, celebrates Youth Art Month. 

This year the spotlight shines on students in grades 5-8, celebrating their creativity and inspiration.  The display features students from Forest City Middle School, Hampton-Dumont-Cal Middle School, John Adams Middle School – Mason City, Lincoln Intermediate – Mason City, Newman Catholic Middle School – Mason City and West Hancock Middle School.

The purpose of Youth Art Month, traditionally observed in March, is to emphasize the value of art education for all students and to encourage support for quality school art programs.  Demonstrated outcomes of art education have been shown to be development of critical thinking skills, self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression and cooperative working skills.  Art teachers from Central Rivers Area Education Agency, Clear Lake Regional Office schools were invited to enter the artwork of their students.  Forty-nine artworks from six schools were selected for this year’s show.  The exhibition continues through Saturday, April 24.

Admission to the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is free.  Please visit the Museum’s website, for the most up to date information and visitor instructions.  You can also call the Museum at 641-421-3666.