Richmond children ‘making history’ with art exhibition

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Richmond tykes ‘making history’ with art exhibition
Richmond tykes ‘making history’ with art exhibition

By Kathy Chouteau

The Children’s Art Studio Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Museum of History & Culture for the “Modern Children’s Art Exhibition: A Celebration of Creativity” May 18 to July 31 to showcase the artistic talents of youngsters aged 2-5 years old.

“We are honored to partner with the museum to provide a platform for our young artists,” said

Maria Tuttle, founder & director of the Children’s Art Studio Richmond, said the exhibition reignites a rich legacy of fostering creativity through arts-based education started during World War II by the visionary efforts of Richmond’s child care centers, active from the mid-40s to the mid-60s.

A “Family Day” celebration is being held Saturday, May 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the museum to mark the exhibition’s opening. The afternoon event will feature docent-led tours with insights on the children’s artwork, hands-on art activities and refreshments.

“Art is a fantastic activity for children to explore in their developmental years as it provides a vehicle for expression and a method of processing everyday life, the highs, lows and in betweens,” said Evelyn Santos, executive director of the museum.

Learn more about the Children’s Art Studio Richmond and find the Richmond Museum of History & Culture at 400 Nevin Ave. in Richmond.