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Renee Foosaner Education Center Hosts Virtual Student Art Fair

Works from Brevard K-12 Students
 Viewable Online Through August

MELBOURNE, FLA. — More than 200 pieces of art from Brevard County students are available for online viewing through August as Florida Tech’s Renee Foosaner Education Center hosts a virtual art fair.

“Many local student art shows and exhibitions have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Elizabeth Peterson, curator of education at the center. “Students have worked hard all year to create and showcase their art, and we wanted to give them that opportunity.”

The show features paintings, drawings, sculpture and more from students in elementary, middle and high schools.

The gallery can be found here. A link is also available under the “Exhibitions” tab at the Foosaner Art Museum website, www.foosanerartmuseum.org.

The Education Center worked with art teachers across Brevard Public Schools to encourage students to submit their art, Peterson said.

On June 15, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and honorable mention recipients from elementary, middle and high school entries will be announced in a 5 p.m. ceremony broadcast on YouTube Live. The ceremony can be found at https://youtu.be/jzuZtryaxSY.

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges: John Emery, stained glass artist and arts education advocate; Carla Funk, executive director and chief curator of university museums; Chad Hitchcock, arts educator and artist; and Ashley Milliken, administrator at the Foosaner Art Museum.

All winners receive a certificate, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will also receive a gift card to Ralph’s Art Supply Store in the Eau Gallie Arts District.

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