On Friday, January 20, arts supporters in the Denver community will gather to celebrate the talents of many young artists. Through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) Fine Arts Exhibit, more than 40 works of art, created by Club members ages 6-18, will be showcased at the Denver Art Museum, Schlessman Hall from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibit celebrates young artists, creativity, and art in a time when many Denver students have limited or no access to art programming.
Although a growing body of research has clearly demonstrated the importance of the arts in the classroom, local public school districts continue the struggle to account for art programs as part of a core curriculum offered to students. In fact, by the time a young person reaches high school chances are greatly reduced that he/she will receive any art programming (less than 50 percent).