Almost 500 pieces of student artwork are on display at three locations for the 41st Annual Anchorage School District Student Art Exhibition.
The pieces, spread out among the Anchorage Museum, the Chugiak-Eagle River Library branch, and the Mall at Sears, were created by students in grades ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The artwork is a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, metalwork, and more.
The Director of Music and Fine Arts for the Anchorage School District, Frank Hauser, says studies have shown that a high involvement in the arts can be beneficial for students with a low socio-economic status.
"The study of arts education is key to a student's overall growth," said Hauser. "It helps and supports the other core subject areas in education and helps the students become better, more visual-creative thinkers."
The exhibition will continue until April 3 at the Mall at Sears, and until April 7 at the Anchorage Museum and Chugiak-Eagle River Library branch.
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