Palm Coast - From wood carvings to paper creations, there will be about 100 pieces of locally-created art on display at the spring Art Exhibition and Show on Friday, April 26 at the Palm Coast Community Center.
The art was created by local children, adults and seniors who have participated in A.R.T programs at the Palm Coast Community Center or by students within the Flagler County School District.
Among some of the artists, is 8-year-old Lyra Minhall. She has created several pieces of art as part of the Home School Enrichment Block, a program offered this April for the first time ever. Each Tuesday, children create artwork inspired by the greats, participate in physical recreation, and delve into the fun world of STEM, assisted by Lego Education WeDo 2.0 Robots.
"From toddlers to seniors, we offer art programs that provide a safe space for therapeutic and creative expression," said Parks & Recreation Leader 2 and certified art instructor Kristy Craigle. "Art is so important to our community and we are excited to host an event that showcases the talent of our residents."
The wood carvers group will be displaying their art and holding a contest. Public participants can vote on their favorite piece and then the wood carvers will announce the "Viewer's Choice" towards the end of the event.
In addition to the show, there will be other forms of art celebrated at the event including performances featuring comedy, singing and dancing. A recital from the Beginning Ballet toddler program will kick-off the event at 5:30 p.m. on the patio. There will also be an improv performance from a local comedian. And, the Flagler Schools Elementary Honor Choir will perform several songs on the patio at about 6:45 p.m.
There will also be a community art project where attendees of the event will contribute pieces to a mosaic that will be on display at the Palm Coast Community Center.
The event is being held from 5-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. It is free and for all ages. For more information, please call Parks and Rec at 986-386-2323.