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Boys & Girls Club hosts Fine Arts Exhibit at Crossroads Shopping Center January 16 - 22, 2017

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota held its annual local Fine Arts Exhibit from January 16 - 22, 2017 at Crossroads Shopping Center outside the entrace to JCPenney and Children's Place. This Boys & Girls Club is one more than 4,000 Clubs across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. The competition is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) National Fine Arts Exhibit program.

BGCA’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program is a comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment. As a participant in the National Fine Arts Exhibit program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota held its local exhibit with 226 entries in the categories of monochromatic drawing, multi-colored drawing, watercolor, pastel, oil/acrylic, mixed media and collage and group project. The awards ceremony took place on January 19th and recognized 80 youth who were present to receive a certificate.

Twenty-three selected pieces of Central Minnesota’s artwork will be screened at the regional level in Michigan. From regionals, a limited number will be sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level. Thirty-seven national winners will be named, and their artwork will be displayed at special events throughout the year.

Artwork advancing to the regional competition:

Ages 5 -9
Madison M. – Acrylic
Jayleonna M. – Mixed Media
Scarlett M. – Collage
Norah D. – Monochromatic Drawing
Samantha Z. – Multi-colored Drawing
Ellie K. – Pastel
Erika H. – Print Making
Zaida O. – Watercolor

Ages 10-12
Lilliyah C. – Acrylic
Lily H. – Collage
Layna W.S. – Mixed Media
Alyssa V. – Monochromatic Drawing
Kylee B. – Multi-colored Drawing
Victoria A. – Pastel
Brynn M. – Print Making
Amberly K. – Watercolor

Ages 13-15
Kaliyah B. – Acrylic
Ella J. – Mixed Media
Sara O. – Monochromatic Drawing
Tsehay L. – Watercolor

Group Project
Oakley E.
Zoey S.
Emma F.
Zaida O.
Olive D.
Veanna T.
Veronica T.
Vivian T.
Braelyn A.
Scarlett M.
Katelyn B.
Andrea P.
Lindley P.
Annabel P.
Nahara D.
Harlow W.
Logan C.
Peyton P.
Kinley A.
Lydia J.
Madalyn J.
Rosalee S.

See all the photos from the ceremony on Facebook by clicking here.