The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) celebrated California Arts Education Month by kicking off a student art exhibit on March 16. A reception held that day honored several dozen student artists whose work is featured in the exhibit, entitled "Art Shapes the World." Sargent Art, a national supplier of art materials to both education and retail markets, sponsored student participation awards presented at the reception.
Nearly 80 pieces of artwork were submitted by area schools for the exhibit, which may be viewed by the public at the David P. Meaney Education Center through May 14 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).
SCOE coordinates Arts Education Month activities in conjunction with the California Art Education Association (CAEA) and national Youth Art Month, a project of the Council for Art Education, Inc. The focus of Arts Education Month is to encourage student creativity, showcase the results of art education, and recognize the achievements of student artists.
Schools participating in the 2010 SCOE Arts Education Month art show include:
- Bella Vista High School (San Juan Unified School District)
- Carmichael Elementary School (San Juan Unified School District)
- Earl LeGette Elementary School (San Juan Unified School District)
- Galt High School (Galt Joint Union High School District)
- Inderkum High School (Natomas Unified School District)
- Mills Middle School (Folsom Cordova Unified School District)
- Mira Loma High School (San Juan Unified School District)
- Ottomon Elementary School (San Juan Unified School District)
- Sheldon High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)