March is Arts in Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild and the 54th annual Student Arts Expo is a big part of the celebration. All Whitfield/Dalton and Murray County public, private and homeschool students are invited to exhibit their art.
All Pre-K through 12th-grade exhibitions will be on display March 3rd - March 24th to allow time for families and friends to see the student artwork. Elementary and Middle Schools will exhibit in the Performance Hall and High School students will be in the Main Gallery.
The Student Arts EXPO 2017 student art exhibitions will be open to the public at the Creative Arts Guild, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please call the Guild to schedule field trips, 706-278-0168.
Student Artists Awards will be posted during the Friday Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30 – 7:00. Winners attending the reception will be recognized K-8 at 6:00 in the Jonas Performance Hall and grades 9 – 12. First, second, third and honorable mention place ribbons will be awarded for each grade level. Awards are made based on the student’s ability to use the materials, an understanding of art history or the student’s place in his/her world and innovative individual expression. At least one judge from outside the local education arena will make the selections.
In addition to the Student Art on display, we will also have performances by several student musicians and Ballet Dalton. The schedule for the night is as follows:
Vocal Performances by Anahi Murillo and Baileigh Smith
5:30 - 5:45 pm in the ON Jonas Performance Hall
Guitarist Ernest Morales
5:45 - 6:00 pm in Main Gallery
6:00 - 6:15 pm in the Concourse
Violinist Nate Eickman
6:15 - 6:25 pm in the ON Jonas Performance Hall
Kirkman Scholarship Piano Finalist Concert
6:30 - 7:00 pm in the ON Jonas Performance Hall
In addition, the Creative Arts Guild and the O.N. Jonas Foundation sponsor an art competition for collaborative classroom projects. The winning classroom in each division will receive a $100 cash award to be used for an artist in residence fee, art supplies or other classroom art activity resources during the school year.