Middle-school art exhibition opens March 2 at UNCA

"Nature Inspired" by Gracyn Strimple
"Nature Inspired" by Gracyn Strimple of Owen Middle School. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville:

UNC Asheville will present the annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition, featuring 78 works of art by students from all over Buncombe County, and an opening reception with many of the artists and area education leaders, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Ingles Mountain View Room. The reception and exhibition, on view weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Tuesday, March 31, in the Sherrill Center Concourse, are free and open to everyone.

Every middle school in the Buncombe County and Asheville City systems will be represented through their students’ artwork.

The United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Middle School Success initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring. Partners in Middle School Success include Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, UNC Asheville and its Department of Education and ¡Vamos! Program.

To attend the March 2 reception, please RSVP at https://precollege.unca.edu/programs/celebrating-middle-school-success/. For more information, contact John O’Neil, UNC Asheville precollege outreach coordinator, at outreach@unca.edu or 828.251.6563.

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