Over one hundred and twenty works of 2- and 3-dimensional art created by PreK-12 students from area schools enliven the first and second floor hallways in Memorial Hall. This year’s exhibit features the work of Rockingham County Public Schools and JMU’s Young Children’s Program. Area art teachers select some of their students’ best work for this open exhibition, which includes a wide range of media: paintings, drawings, collage, sculpture, photography and mixed media. The exhibit is made possible with support from the Office of the Dean. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular building hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am-6 pm.
This annual exhibit serves as a community and educational resource. Visiting first grade students from Smithland Elementary School talk about art and go on a scavenger hunt with their teacher, Mrs. Suzanne Gilchrist-Thompson.
Elementary Education students use the art exhibition as a tool for learning about the teacher's role in fostering creativity.