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For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6

2012 VISUAL ART ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS EXHIBIT AT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE GALLERY

(Tuscaloosa) The Arts Council will present the 2012 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room from February 27 through March 19.  The exhibit will close with a reception and awards ceremony on March 19 - from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibit will consist of the Best of Show, First Place and honorable mentions awarded to students from local public and private schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level.  Group I will consist of middle school students in grades six through eight, and Group II will include high school students in grades nine through twelve.  The program is open to students from Bibb, Chilton, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox counties.  Entries will be classified based on medium:  drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, printmaking, computer design, and photography. 

The local winners will be featured at the state level/competition exhibit on April 2 – 27, 2012 with an awards ceremony on April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery, Montgomery, AL.

A program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts.  The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school.

Located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, the galleries at the Bama Theatre are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events.  Enter the gallery through the PARA Building, located adjacent to the theatre, during daytime hours.

For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre visit www.tuscarts.org or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center,” and also on Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 for further information.

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For press inquiries and other public relations matters please contact:

Kevin Ledgewood