Youth Art Month

Meredith Lewis, “For the Cranes,” Seaman High School

View artwork from elementary, middle and high school students from across Kansas in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Feb 11 – March 10. Teachers nominate students to participate in this Kansas Art Education Association (KAEA) exhibit as part of Youth Art Month. Every art teacher may nominate one piece of student artwork from every school where they teach. Participants must be enrolled in grades K-12 and all artwork must be original.  KAEA partners with Sargent Art to sponsor the Youth Art Month competition.

Youth Art Month is a national promotion of visual art and art education for grades K – 12. As part of this promotion thousands of schools participate and partner with local art museums and civic organizations to display students’ art. Youth Art Month promotes the importance of art education to develop problem solving, creativity, observation and communication skills.

Betsy is the associate curator and museum educator at the Sabatini Gallery. She has an MFA from the University of Missouri with a major in Fibers. Betsy has taught art classes at UMKC, Kansas City Art Institute and Washburn University. As an artist, her work is sculptural fibers and focuses on ecological concerns such as the preservation of Kansas prairies in the Flint Hills.