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Harrison Youth Arts Month Kicks Off Sunday

HARRISON, N.Y. - Get out the paint brushes, colored pencils or whatever you can to create art because it’s that time of year again in Harrison.

The 32nd Annual Youth Arts Month will officially kick-off this Sunday.

According to Youth Arts Month Chair Doreen Grozinger, the Harrison Council for the Arts involves all the schools in the Harrison Central School District as well as private schools  Keio Academy and the School of the Holy Child in Harrison to participate in the event.

Art teachers at all the schools select the best artwork from their students. Though some students have participated in the event before, plenty of newbies get their artwork on display as well.

Artwork created by elementary and middle school students will be displayed prominently in the Municipal Building while high school students will have their artwork shown across the street at the library.

“This is the most successful of all the different activities the Harrison Council for the Arts does,” Grozinger said. “People love to see it exhibited. It is also really nice for the art teachers who get some recognition as well.”

Art teachers will begin hanging the work in both buildings later in the week in preparation for the kick-off event. But even though the event is mostly for fun, students do get a learning experience out of it as well. Grozinger noted that some art involves problem solving while other art forms involve math.

“Holistically, children learn better when the arts are involved,” Grozinger said. “It’s a more hands-on approach.”

The kick-off event will begin on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Municipal Building and run until 3 p.m. At 2 p.m. , live entertainment will take place at the Harrison Public Library. The artwork will remain on display until March 30.

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