A Children’s Art Festival featuring over 100 selected pieces of artwork by students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be on display from Feb. 26 to April 5, in the gallery of the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., in Burnsville.
The exhibit will include drawings, paintings and a variety of three-dimensional works from students in kindergarten through grade 6 from all 10 elementary schools in the district.
“This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for families and community members to see how hard our students work to achieve their artistic goals," said Sara Merkel, art teacher at Edward Neill Elementary School and organizer of the event. "It is exciting to see all the different ways our students perceive the world around them and how they choose to share their ideas. We can all be very proud of their artistic accomplishments.”
The free opening reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. The exhibit will be closed March 13-15 and March 20-22. The Ames gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge to view the exhibit.
In addition to Merkel, other elementary art teachers are Elizabeth Weilandgruber, Lynn Pauly, Roely Lawrence, Kelly Knott, Jill Derouin, Kathryn Petri, Mara Schriver, Kelly Rae Vo, and Jennifer Cooper.