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Opens today: 50th annual "Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition"

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Hand in Hand by Kate Lusk
  • "Hand in Hand" by Kate Lusk

The YAA show opens today at the Arkansas Arts Center, in the Atrium, Strauss and Smith galleries. It's hard to believe it's been an annual show since 1961 ... or maybe it's hard to believe that 1961 was 50 years ago. At any rate, members of the Arkansas Arts Educators selected 131 artworks for the exhibition from 654 submissions by 182 schools across the state. Prizes were awarded by Blaine Caldwell, professor of art at the University of the Ozarks at Clarksville. Above: "Hand in Hand," best of class winner by Pulaski Heights sixth grader Kate Lusk, an example of some of the gems to be found in this annual show, unpolished but genuine and all the better for it.

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