by Amy Tjaden News Editor


Art is kind of a big deal in our house. We are always in the middle of some art project or another and we talk a lot about art history. This last week we were discussing Michelangelo and decided to draw pictures while lying on our backs, to get just a glimpse of what it must have been like to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I can tell you it must not have been very comfortable.


I bring this up because I was reading an article that announced an art exhibit that highlights work done by homeschoolers. Nearly 60 pieces will be on display at Arts United in Davidson County, North Carolina.


The pieces include pottery, drawing, paintings and mixed media. Art teacher, Melinda Hedrick, is a former art teacher for Davidson County Schools. She now works with about 80 homeschoolers all the way from pre-k to 12th grade. This will be the third year that her homeschoolers will show off their work.


Recently I had reason to be in an elementary school and noticed that every wall of every hallway was covered in artwork. It made me think about all the homeschoolers I know and how we should have some kind of exhibit. It would be wonderful for homeschoolers to be able to show off their projects.


My boys have their work plastered all over our kitchen. However, there is something to be said for sharing their masterpieces with others. A few years ago, my oldest had one of his works posted as part of an online gallery. He was very proud and it boosted his confidence.


The homeschoolers in North Carolina will attend an opening reception and then will receive a prize and certificate for having their work displayed. If I were in that neck of the woods, I would gladly attend and show my support.


The opening reception will take place 5-7pm on Tuesday, May 26 at Arts United, 220 S. Main St, Lexington North Carolina. The display will run through May 29. If you live in the area, stop by and support your local homeschoolers.


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