Student art on display at State Historical Building during Youth Art Month

Artwork by a number of Marshalltown students will be displayed at the State Historical Society of Iowa as part of a display for Youth Art Month.

Ten students were accepted into the Art Educators of Iowa statewide art show, which runs during Youth Art Month in March.

Students selected are:

From Miller Middle School (Art teacher Carol Webb): Sabra Fiser, Katie Gassman, Ellyn Boland, and Olyvia Mathews

From Lenihan Intermediate (Art teacher Pam Muench): Emri Flathers, Lucas Thiessen

From Franklin Elementary (Art teacher Laurie Mullen): Olivia Whaley, Victor Livengood, Adrian Juarez, and Julian Gonzalez

A reception will be held for these students on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Historical Building in Des Moines. Youth Art Month celebrates the value of the arts in education, which promotes creativity, higher order thinking skills, and creative problem solving.