SAVANNAH – For the second year, the city of Savannah will be participating in the National Arts Program, an annual art exhibition program for city employees and families, with close to 100 works of art on display at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. from Nov. 7-Dec. 12.
City employees and family members submitted original artwork to be displayed in the exhibition, with media ranging from painting and drawing to photography, ceramics, woodworking, quilting and mixed media.
The National Arts Program Foundation, based in Malvern, Penn., has been sponsoring an annual art exhibition program to encourage the development of artistic talent in city and county employees and their families for 26 years. The program provides an opportunity for people to present their visual talents in a free public exhibition to win awards, scholarships and prizes. This year’s program will involve 84 exhibiting organizations from 43 states and the District of Columbia.
Savannah’s organizer, Debra Zumstein, arts programs coordinator for the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, says interest in the exhibition has been strong among city of Savannah employees and family members.
“Our first exhibition was overwhelming in terms of the number and quality of works submitted,” Zumstein said. “This year’s show is proving to be just as good. There is an incredible range of work from a variety of ages and skill levels. It’s important to recognize the artistic talents of these individuals, aside from what they do in their work as city employees.”
Employees from all eight of the city’s bureaus will have artwork on display. The participating artists’ skill levels range from youth to professional.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is located at 9 W. Henry St. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact (912) 651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.
For more information on the National Arts Program visit http://www.nationalartsprogram.org.