Children from St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care will show off their creative side at the Little Hands Art Show on Wednesday, Feb. 21. This first-time exhibit will be held on the Veranda of the Stein Campus, 2801 E. Morgan Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m.
Close to 150 pieces will be on display, created by artists ranging from babies to 12-year-olds. Drawing on their imaginations, the children use watercolors, collage, crayons and mixed media to answer the question, “Wouldn’t it be great if…?”
The artwork will be matted for display and sale. One 3D group project will be auctioned off. Funds raised at the event will be used to purchase supplies for St. Ann Center’s youth art program and to support future public exhibits.
Art is an important part of the curriculum at St. Ann Center, said Susan A. Brown, a lead teacher at the Stein Campus who also has a Master of Fine Arts. “Children handle a paintbrush and pencil in ways that improve their fine motor skills,” she said. “Art also magnifies their creativity and gives them a powerful way to communicate and express their emotions.”
Several young artists will be on hand to discuss their creations. Refreshments will be served. For more information about the art show, call Susan A. Brown at 414-977-5000.