Talented students throughout Dare County will display their artwork April 4 – 27 at the annual Dare County Schools Art Show. The show will run Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room in the Administrative building at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
The public is invited to tour the free exhibition and enjoy the creations of local K-12 art students throughout the county. The show will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, March 31, from 5 – 7 p.m.
“The talent and creativity of our local students is truly amazing and shows the dedication of our Dare County teachers,” said Kim Sawyer, executive director at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
The show will feature an impressive variety of artistic mediums, including mixed media, paintings, graphic design, drawings, photography, and sculptures. The annual show gives students an opportunity to try new techniques and showcase what they have learned throughout the year. This year promises to be another memorable and inspiring show.
Roanoke Island Festival Park is a part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary D. Reid Wilson, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.