The Orion Art Center hosted its first exhibit of the year, Anything Goes, featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional work across a variety of mediums by local Kindergarten – 8th grade students.
During the artists’ reception on Feb. 28, four students in different grade categories – K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th grades – were awarded first place honors and a $75 prize for their work.
Art Center Executive Director Karin Starick praised the young artists for their work and encouraged them to keep creating.
“Art is not in the eye of the beholder; it’s in the soul of the artist,” Starick said during the awards presentation. “Artists can be of any age. Art is for everyone. This is one of my favorite shows, I have to tell you, because to me it’s very inspiring. And what I want to tell all of you kids it there are no winners and there are no losers in art…continue to do what you’re doing, look around you – it’s beautiful. It’s everything I could imagine for an art gallery.”
The students’ artwork will be on display at the Art Center and several pieces are available to purchase.
Anything Goes exhibition hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through March 29 at the Art Center, 115 S. Anderson St., in Lake Orion.
For information on Orion Art Center programs and exhibits, call the Art Center office at 248-693-4986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online: www.orionartcenter.org. – J.N.
Please see March 6 issue of The Lake Orion Review for photos.