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Flag Day Children's Art Show at library

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The Children’s Art Show is an annual event meant to highlight the talent and creativity found in our youth, and encourage their self expression in many different mediums.

This year, the Children’s Art Show, which began on Monday, April 2, will be on display until Friday, April 27 at the Feleti Barstow Library.

The show is sponsored by the American Samoa Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability — OCIA — Art Department with the cooperation and support of the Feleti Barstow Library.

Student artwork has been gathered from the territory’s schools, both public and private, and, as in years past, any two-dimensional or flat artwork of any media or subject was considered. Because of the hanging space considerations, much more art was submitted than could be shown.

The pieces on display were selected to represent the quality of work submitted without regard to the name of the artist, or the school.

Pieces of artwork for the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts being held this year in the Solomon Islands will be selected from this show, with the theme “Culture in Harmony with Nature" — which is the official theme of the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts.

Don Hoffman, a member of the Arts Council Fine Arts committee and also Art Coordinator for public schools of the DOE/ OCIA said he was very pleased with the quality of work and the variety of subjects and media displayed in this year’s show.

He invites the public to visit the exhibit and see how artistically talented our students are.



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