Aspiring Artists Student Exhibition To Bring Work By Hundreds of Students

High School ImageFREEPORT, IL – Celebrate the talented young artists from area schools including Freeport and surrounding communities by visiting the annual Aspiring Artists Student Exhibition, opening Thursday, February 11th, and running through March 5th, 2016 at the Freeport Art Museum.

Paintings, drawings and sculpture will be on display, produced by hundreds of students representing Aquin, Durand, Dakota, Eastland, Forrestville, Freeport, Stockton, Pearl City, Jo Daviess/Carroll Area Vocational Center and a selection of Homeschool students.

“Every year The Aspiring Artists exhibition is a joy to view. It not only demonstrates the wonderful talent and creativity of the students but clearly shows that they are being given a high quality education in the arts by outstanding educators. This is a favorite on our exhibition schedule and well worth seeing.” Museum education director Barry Treu. Once again the annual Aspiring Artists Exhibit is brought to you through the generous support
of FHN as the exhibition sponsor and Blick Art Materials as awards sponsor.

Join us for the opening reception on February 11th from 5 to 7 pm when awards will be presented by special guest, superintendent of Freeport Public Schools, Mike Schiffman. Categories will include 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and for the best use of recycled materials, at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Contact: Barry Treu, Education Director
Freeport Art Museum
121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport, IL 61032
815-235-9755 FAX 815-235-6015
education@freeportartmuseum.org

WHO: Open to the public
WHAT: Aspiring Artists Exhibit
WHEN: February 11th, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: Freeport Art Museum

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About the Freeport Art Museum

Established in 1975, the Freeport Art Museum shares the visual and performing arts with the people of northwest Illinois. FAM’s mission is to promote an understanding of art and culture through our collections, exhibitions and education. The museum’s collection contains nearly 4,000 artifacts from all continents and all time periods including ethnographic objects from Egypt, Southeast Asia, and Papua New Guinea; Pre-Columbian and Native American baskets and pottery; excellent 15th to 19th century European painting, prints and sculpture; and a significant collection of contemporary American prints, paintings, and sculpture. The Freeport Art Museum is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Freeport Art Museum is located at 121 North Harlem Avenue, and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5:00 pm., and Saturday from 12:00- 5:00. Tours may be scheduled by calling 815-235-9755. Admission to the Museum is FREE however, donations are gratefully appreciated.

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