Thursday, May 3, 2012

SILVER: Celebrating 25 Years of Children’s Art in Calgary, May 3 - 16

The City of Calgary Recreation invites Calgarians to be inspired by the imagination and creativity of Calgary’s young artists at ‘SILVER’, the 25th Annual Exhibition of Children’s Art.

SILVER kicks off tonight with a free opening reception from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and runs until May 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (800 Macleod Trail S.E.).

"The Unicycler" - Maya Ghai, age 10
Included in the collection are paintings, sculpture, ceramics, cartoons and so much more!  The exhibition celebrates the uniqueness and sheer joy of the artworks created by young Calgary artists ages 3 to 17 at the North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Art Centres.

25 years ago then Mayor, Al Duerr supported the idea to share works of art created through The City of Calgary Recreation programs with Calgarians. The idea has inspired 25 years of arts celebration to date, and encouraged several generations of youth to participate in and embrace the arts in the Calgary community.

The former mayor will be on hand at tonight's official opening to commemorate the last quarter century of children’s creativity and officially open this year’s stellar show.

Visit calgary.ca/rec100 for more information.

"Baby Horse" - Katie van Mosselar, age 11

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