Thursday, March 3, 2011

'Picture The Music' exhibition to open

The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association’s long-running education program, Picture the Music, which involves students from kindergarten to sixth grade, has come to the Belleville Public Library (121 East Washington Street) in the form of a traveling exhibition. Artworks by 100 finalists are displayed, selected from over 13,000 entries from public, private and home schools from all over the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Now in its 21st year, Picture the Music helps develop the listening skills of children and encourages the integration of music and visual art. This year, students were invited to create their own artistic interpretations after listening to Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, through painting, drawing or coloring.

The 100 featured finalists were selected from over 425 pictures submitted by 65 schools. Each school could enter up to seven pictures, which were then reviewed by a panel of art educators and professional artists.

The exhibition will be on display at the Belleville library through March 9, before moving on to the following locations:

·         St. Louis Public Library, Schlafly Branch: March 10-21
·         Saint Louis Zoo: March 22-31
·         Plaza Frontenac: April 1-11
·         The Magic House: April 11-21

For additional information or to learn more about participating in Picture the Music next season, visit Picture the Music is sponsored by Mueller Prost PC.

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