The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is announcing that EXPRESSIONS: An Art Exhibit by the Students of Juvenile Court and Community Schools is on display, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the California Department of Justice building at 1300 I Street in downtown Sacramento.
The exhibit, on display through March 28, 2011, contains examples of the high quality art work being produced in SCOE's school programs. SCOE is a proud sponsor of the exhibit, in partnership with the California Arts Council, the Sacramento County Probation Department, and the California Juvenile Justice Commission.
"We want to thank the California Department of Justice for hosting this exhibit and providing our young artists with the opportunity to have their work viewed by so many people," said David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools.
The Sacramento County Office of Education provides classroom instruction to at-risk youth at the Sacramento County Probation Department's Juvenile Hall facility, as well as several LINKS Academy programs based at community school campuses.
More than 3,000 students each year benefit from SCOE's Juvenile Court and Community Schools instructional programs which help young people, without a history of success, overcome academic deficiencies and become contributing members of our community.
Since the inception of an Arts Education program in 2006, SCOE students have been showcased at the Mondavi Center, participated in the National Endowment for the Arts National Poetry Recitation Contest, designed and built a commemorative bench for the Sierra Health Foundation's 25th anniversary celebration, and created and has for three years produced annual student art calendars. One student was named "Best Male Artist" at Sacramento's Second Saturday.