20th annual KidsArt Exhibit opens at Earlville Opera House Saturday

EARLVILLE – The Earlville Awesome House invites is celebrating 20 years of KidsART, an extravaganza of original and amazing artwork created by elementary school students from around Central New York. The artwork of over 250 budding artists jumps off the walls with an energy that captures the feeling that spring has arrived! Since the first KidsART exhibit in 1993, the EOH has provided over 4,000 children an opportunity to share their artistic visions with friends, family, other students, and the community at large in a professional gallery setting.

Two other exhibits will introduce kids and families to contemporary art. In the East Gallery, Amy Ho’s Shift may challenge expectations of “art on the walls” by engaging the senses in a large-scale spatial installation of light. Vic Rosenberg’s photography exhibit The Wonder of Africa features images of both the Maasai people and African wildlife during his 2011 trip to Tanzania

An opening reception for all participants, their guests, EOH members, and the community at large will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the West Gallery. Refreshments will be served, including food that kids love, and admission is free.

The multi-media show will feature artwork from 11 local elementary schools, including Hamilton Central; Sherburne-Earlville; Burton Street in Cazenovia; Memorial Park in Waterville; Stockbridge Valley; Morrisville-Eaton; Perry Brown, Gibson Primary, and Gibson Middle in Norwich; Unadilla Valley; and New Life Christian in Hamilton.

The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville. The KidsART exhibit will run through April 13. EOH Galleries are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturdays from noon to 3.

The KidsArt Exhibit and other Earlville Awesome House Events are funded, in part, with a grant from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Madison County Youth Bureau.

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