The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo is 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, and Buffalo’s club is one of more than 4,300 Clubs across the country to participate in this comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment.
Partnering with Griffis Sculpture park as part of the their participation in this year’s program, an opening reception will be held today, January 7, from 5PM to 7PM at CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo. Local Club member’s artwork will be displayed and the artists will be present at the reception and remain on display until January 21.
As a participant in the national program, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo will submit member artwork in four age divisions and 10 categories, including watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. Selected artwork will be screened at the regional level and 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 displayed at special events throughout the year.
Winning artists will also receive an engraved plaque and letter of congratulations from BGCA President Roxanne Spillett. Regional finalists will receive a certificate of participation. Come out tonight, and see what our budding young artists have to offer.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo provides afterschool and summer programs for children throughout Western New York. The agency’s clubs provide a positive, safe place for children while focusing on improving their success in school and teaching them the necessary skills to build positive lives, attitudes and behaviors. Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo goes beyond typical after school programs by offering structured, diversified and engaging activities designed to continue learning, and to build strong, solid citizens.
For more information, go to the Boy’s and Girls Club site.