Mini Monets: Elementary students shine at youth art exhibit

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Move over, Picasso: about 800 talented elementary students showed off their work last night at the African American History Museum as part of Youth Art Month.

Each elementary school art teacher picked his or her favorite piece of art from each grade level to show at the exhibit. At the exhibit, proud parents admired the students’ colorful creations. Dallas ISD has hosted Youth Art Month in March for the past 40 years, and the African American Museum has hosted the student art exhibits for the past 15 years.

A Dallas ISD student featured at the art exhibit.

Monica Hayslip, Dallas ISD Director of Visual Arts, said she was not surprised by the high caliber of art featured at the exhibit. All Dallas ISD art specialists are certified, and the district has a robust arts program that provides students with the tools and skills they need to succeed.

“I am proud of our art teachers and students for the amazing work they are doing every day,” Hayslip said. “This exhibit shows the incredible, diverse pieces of art our students create, and they deserve this moment to shine.”

The student exhibit will be on display at the African American Museum through Saturday, March 17.

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