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(Mountain Home) – Award winning works from the Young Arkansas Artists Competition will be on display at the Baxter County Library now through December 20.

Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center with the cooperation of the Arkansas Department of Education, the Young Arkansas Artists exhibition showcases artworks of all media created by students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Arkansas schools, both public and private.

More than 600 works in a wide variety of media are entered annually by art teachers. Members of the Arkansas Art Educators Association jury the entries, selecting approximately 125 works for the exhibition. Selections from the Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition travel to schools and other venues in Arkansas as part of the Arts Center’s State Services traveling exhibition program. Among the award winning items featured will be artwork from some Baxter County students.

Area students whose artwork is featured in the exhibit include:

Logan Perry Flippin Schools, 1st grade

Kaylee Anderson Hackler Intermediate, Mountain Home, 4th grade

Chloe Lawhead Flippin Schools, 5th grade

Ashley Vredenburg Flippin Schools, 7th grade

Tabitha Saldana Norfork High School, 9th grade

Miranda Vanlandingham Norfork High School, 10th grade

Kate Hutchinson Mountain Home High School, 11th grade

Halen Parnell Norfork High School, 12th grade

The Young Arkansas Artists touring exhibition is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council and locally by Reading Women.

The exhibit is located in the Children’s and Teen Libraries on the lower level. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday – Friday 10:00am – 6:30pm, Tuesday 10:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

For information on all Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.baxlib.org. The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County is located at 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home, AR.

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