Youth Exhibition at S.P.A.C.E. Explores ‘Our Journey From a Glorious Past’


“African Rhythm”, by Taylor Mackie, a student at Savannah Arts Academy, was awarded Best of Show in the 2009 New Beginnings youth art exhibition. This year’s exhibition is on display Feb. 8 through 26.
“African Rhythm”, by Taylor Mackie, a student at Savannah Arts Academy, was awarded Best of Show in the 2009 New Beginnings youth art exhibition. This year’s exhibition is on display Feb. 8 through 26.

Artwork created by local middle and high school students will be showcased at the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Gallery S.P.A.C.E. from Feb. 8 through 26 during the ninth annual New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition.

The exhibition is presented by the Savannah chapter of The Links, Inc., a volunteer organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture of African Americans.

Held each year in conjunction with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival, works developed for this year’s exhibition will focus on the 2010 festival theme, “Our Journey from a Glorious Past.”

This growing exhibition, which showcased 200 works in 2009, will feature a wide range of media from over 360 youth from 19 schools throughout the Savannah area.

Winning artists will be announced at an opening reception on Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

S.P.A.C.E. is located at 9 W. Henry St. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free off-street parking is available.

For information, contact 912-651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.

S.P.A.C.E. is Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education.

S.P.A.C.E. houses the offices of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs as well as a public gallery, a 100-seat black box theatre and art and ceramics studios.

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