Several Cambria students will have their artwork hanging in the state Capitol during the second half of May as part of Youth Art Month.
The California Art Education Association is sponsoring its annual State Finalist Show, with winning artwork from across the state to be displayed on the third-floor gallery of the Capitol from May 17-29.
Legislators, staff members and the public are encouraged to view the exhibit, which features “augmented reality”: Viewers can access video shorts of the students discussing why art is important to their education.
Winning students’ whose work will be on display include Tiffany Stephens and Katherine Sison of Coast Union High School, Riley Volz of Santa Lucia Middle School, and Skyla Deletka and Richard Merced of Cambria Grammar School. All are students of Suzette Morrow who qualified to have their works displayed as winners at the Central Area Youth Art Month show.
The show features nearly 50 pieces of two- and three-dimensional artwork from students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the state.
Youth Art Month, which began in 1961, highlights the need for art education for today’s students.