Early Expressions Student Art Show supports the Arts at USD 383

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Wednesday marked the opening day of the Early Expressions Student Art Show at the Beach Museum in Manhattan.

The art show exhibits the artwork of kindergartners all the way up to high school aged students.

USD 383 submitted 2,600 works of art for the show and then it was up to a panel of judges to pick the the best to put on display.

The Manhattan Ogden Public Schools Foundation gets donations from local businesses to help the art programs in the district.

Beach Museum Associate Curator of Education Kathrine Schlageck said many districts cut their arts programs but not USD 383.

“This really celebrates the fact that the community has felt that visual art is important, that we have these outstanding art teachers and then the absolutely magnificent work that the students themselves are doing,” she said.

The art show will end Saturday with a reception to congratulate the talented winners.

If you would like to make a donation to support the arts at USD 383 go to www.growgreenmanhattan.com/nonprofit-profile.cfm?id=24 for more information.