NORFOLK, NE — March is National Arts Education Month, and what better way to participate than having area schools display their art for loved ones and community memebers to enjoy.
Throughout the month of March, K-12 students from area schools will have their art showcased.
Norfolk Arts Center Program Coordinator, Denice Hansen says they fill up floor to ceiling with artwork.
“It’s the first opportunity for them to show their art, this isn’t a public space or your school, this is a legit gallery and your work is here..It’s a good motivation of some of those students. There is some real talent and innovation here. You can easily see there are students who have talent and want to cultivate that.”
Hansen says the show is a great opportunity to showcase a different side and hobby of the faculty and students.
“Art is very important to schools and students and keeping art in schools…Students that are active in the arts whether it’s visual theatre or performing, they have a lower drop out rate especially in some of the lower funded schools…They also mentally perform better on SAT/ACT scores. In the working field employers are more likely to hire someone who has a creative thinking background.”
The art exhibit will be at the Norfolk Art Center for one more week, until Friday March 24.