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Student Art and Poetry Exhibit in the State Capitol through October

Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:59 pm

The Montana Arts Council is highlighting the importance of arts education in our schools during October with an exhibit at the State Capitol.


The exhibit features student artwork, including selections of art and poetry from this year's statewide, juried art magazine Signatures from Big Sky. Also on display will be prize-winning artwork from Montana's PTA Reflections Program and additional pieces from Helena-area elementary and middle schools and Sharon Hultin's art class. The public is invited to view the exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda through October 31st.


Initiated in 1991, Signatures from Big Sky has published writing and art created by Montana's talented K-12 students. The annual publication is proudly supported by three educator groups (AGATE, MATELA and MAEA), the Montana Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Montana Cultural Trust and individual donors. Each year, the Signatures collection brings evidence to parents and communities of the valuable work being done in the arts in our Montana classrooms.


The national Reflections Program was begun forty years ago to provide opportunities for preschool through grade 12 students to express themselves and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Prizes are awarded annually in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, sculpture, and the visual arts.

For more information, contact Montana Arts Council, 406-444-6510