ATHENS– This year marks the 20th year the Clarke County School District held its youth art exhibit in support of national Youth Art Month.  The exhibit used to be held in various places before finding a home at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. It has been held in Lamar Dodd for ten years. One of the places it was held before was local business shop windows downtown. However, it was not an ideal way for parents to see their child’s artwork, so it was moved to Athens-Clarke County Library for a few years. The reception for the exhibition was March 22 from 1-3 p.m. Parents were able to look at their child’s work and meet their child’s art teacher. The exhibition has been up all month, and will stay up until the end of the March. It is located on the third floor. Reporter Charlette Hall visited the exhibit.

UPDATE: 2:14 p.m.

Chase Street Elementary School teacher, Krista Dean, explains why National Youth Art Month is so important.

Brandy NeSmith, the art teacher at Whit Davis Elementary School, explains the objective behind the project she had her students do.

UPDATE: 2:49 p.m.

Clarke County School District hosts its annual youth art exhibit.

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