Students display “Youthful Visions” at Portsmouth Public Library

Staff Report

In celebration of Youth Art Month, the Local History Department of the Portsmouth Public Library will display artwork created by local high school art students.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the “Youthful Visions” exhibit, which will include both 2D and 3D work in a variety of media.

Started nationally in 1961, Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs and promotes art material safety. The program exists to recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curriculum that develops citizens of a global society, and encourages commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.

The local exhibit, on display from March 1- 31 in the Local History Department, will include artwork from students at Clay, East, Green, Minford, Northwest, Oak Hill, Portsmouth, Valley, West, and Wheelersburg schools.

Handmade bookmarks created by the art students will also be available to library patrons during the month of March.

This event is coordinated by gifted services coordinator, Sharee Price, of the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center and is sponsored by the Scioto Foundation, SOMC, and the Portsmouth Rotary Club.

Staff Report