Thursday, May 12, 2016

YYSee showcases young artists

The 29th Annual Children’s Art Exhibition is underway until May 19 in the atrium of the Municipal Building.  More than 100 pieces of art by some of Calgary’s up and coming young artists, aged 3 to 17, are on display for everyone to enjoy. Admission is free.

Featured this year are works of art that bring together youthful creativity and transform it into mediums such as painting, cartooning, clay sculpture, pen and ink drawing, and mixed media. All works were created at North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres.

“Our annual exhibition provides the opportunity to showcase our young artists’ work,” says Jody Williams, supervisor at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre.

“Since its inception, this art show has featured more than 4,200 young artists and been exhibited in some of Calgary’s art galleries and venues. We never tire of seeing the public marvel at children’s artistic ability and limitless imaginations.”

This year’s exhibition, dubbed YYSee, is a lively spin-off of our city/airport code. It encourages everyone to come out and ‘see’ the hard work that goes into these pieces, and experience firsthand the abundance of Calgary’s rich cultural scene.

For more details on our arts programs, contact the North Mount Pleasant or Wildflower Arts Centres, or see our online Spring/Summer Recreation Program Guide or pick up a copy at any Calgary Recreation facility.

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