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Modern Automotive “Spring Arts Extravaganza” to Showcase WS/FCS Art

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Modern Automotive “Spring Arts Extravaganza” to Showcase WS/FCS Art

Exhibition is free and open to the public March 12-16, 2024

 

Winston-Salem, NC (March 7, 2024) – Students from across Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will showcase student art at the Modern Automotive Spring Arts Extravaganza March 12 through March 16 at Arts Council’s Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and Sawtooth School for Visual Art. The exhibition will feature the best artwork from across the school system, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

 

“In the midst of Arts in Our Schools Month, Arts Council believes that access and integration of the arts within our schools is vital for the success of our greater community,” said Howard Upchurch, Interim President and CEO of Arts Council. “We are deeply appreciative of Modern Automotive, WS/FCS, and Sawtooth School for Visual Art for helping to bring this vision to life through the Modern Automotive Spring Arts Extravaganza.”

 

The show will feature three divisions – Elementary School, Middle School and High School – and will award prizes for each division. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, March 15 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101). Modern Automotive’s “Artists of the Future” contest winners will be announced on Friday during the public reception at 5:30pm. The reception will feature a special art activity for youth at Sawtooth School for Visual Art, and guests will be able to purchase items from food trucks including African Avenue and Crazy Dog.

 

Three first-place winners will receive a $250 Sawtooth scholarship sponsored by Modern Automotive. Additionally, Sawtooth will present each first-place winner with a one-year family membership. Modern will present three second-place awards with a one-year student membership to Sawtooth as well. Art teachers of the three first-place winners will be awarded a $150 gift card to purchase supplies for their classrooms.

 

Modern Automotive has 17 dealerships across the state and has been family owned and based in Winston-Salem since 1933.


Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is the chief advocate of the arts and cultural sector in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Arts Council’s goal is to serve as a leader in lifting up, creating awareness and providing support to grow and sustain the arts and cultural offerings throughout our region, ultimately bringing our community together and making it a great place to live, work and play.

 

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For additional information, please contact:

Katie Hall

Chief Marketing Officer and VP, Development

Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County

p: 336.747.1421  c: 330.749-0720

 

 

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