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The Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership continues at the Morean Arts Center through April 2018.
Educating children about the arts, and offering them access to gallery and exhibition space, has been a key component of Morean Arts Center’s mission.
Since 1998, Morean has worked with Pinellas County schools to create a series of exhibitions. The Morean hosts four of these juried shows each year, including work from students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
“Each year, students are challenged to create works of art based on a theme, and to incorporate a written statement within the piece,” notes Morean’s website. “Limited only by their imaginations, these children’s creations are sometimes hilarious, often heartfelt, and always extraordinary.”