Arts in the Schools—Young Creative Minds

Artworks featured from the young

artists of our coastal community

Opening Reception Friday, March 11, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibit remains through March 27, 2016

Burnett Gallery & Elaine Jacob Foyer



Each year in March, Gualala Arts presents its annual Young Creative Minds art exhibit featuring artwork produced throughout the year in local schools. This year’s theme is “Water.”

03-Arts-in-the-Schools1A remarkable variety of talent and artistic expression is on display in this Pre-School to High School art show. The collection is thought provoking, inspirational, and will certainly bring a smile to your face. Join us in celebration for the opening reception Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

The Mendocino / Sonoma “Arts in the Schools” program represents over 600 students from Fort Ross, Kashia, Horicon, Arena, Point Arena High School, Home Study, Pacific Community Charter School and Manchester schools.

These coastal schools are fortunate in their ability to provide art programs that enrich students with time each week to create art, especially considering budget cuts to such programming. This is a huge accomplishment since research shows that art and creativity help children succeed in core curriculum subjects.

Each of our local schools approach art in their own unique way. Often it depends on the classroom teachers, their talents and how they find ways to blend a creative project into the curriculum. Local Art teachers Jan Henley of Arena Elementary and Sarah Meyers of Pacific Charter will display works created by their students. Also featured will be samples of classroom projects from the talented teachers of Manchester and Horicon. There may even be pieces from Kashia and Fort Ross students.

Gualala Arts is proud to honor and encourage young artists in the community with this exhibition as part of its mission to support and promote public interest and participation in the arts.