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Tyler students participate in the Arts

By Staff | Mar 25, 2015

Students from Tyler County will be heavily involved in this year’s Arts Alive, the West Virginia Department of Education’s annual event to showcase outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in public schools.

The National Art Honor Society of Tyler Consolidated High School has been selected to set up Arts Alive’s visual art segment at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va., for the third time in the last four years. NAHS chapters from both Bridgeport and Lincoln high schools have also been selected to help hang the exhibit.

Three schools were necessary to hang the exhibit due to the increase in numbers of visual arts in the exhibition over the past couple of years. This year’s event features more than 200 pieces of exhibited art work and 20 outstanding performances from across West Virginia.

Several Tyler Consolidated Middle School and High School students have artwork in the show, some of which were selected through an online submission process. Others were selected since they are currently on display in the West Virginia Art Education Association, Youth Art Month State Exhibit which is now on display at the Parkersburg Art Center.

The TCHS Jazz Band has been selected to play music in the lobby of the Clay Center during the art exhibit, which is held from 6-7 p.m. The live stage performances begin at 7 p.m.. on the Clay Center stage. The TCHS Jazz Band will also be playing a set during intermission of the stage show.

The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals, and exhibits throughout West Virginia; a competitive submission process; and/or by invitation.

Arts Alive is in its eighth year and has expanded collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships to include work from the following areas: dance, music, pre-kindergarten, science in the arts, theatre, and visual arts. Students perform and exhibit work before an audience of students, family members, educators, policy makers, leaders, advocates, and philanthropists.

Arts Alive aims to support developing and established arts programs in public schools throughout West Virginia; inspire local education systems to embrace the arts as an essential part of every child’s education; and empower the broader learning community to advocate for comprehensive arts education in public schools.

The event is free and open to the public.

To reserve a seats call the Clay Center Box Office at 304-561-3570. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Arts Alive is the largest celebration recognizing all disciplines of Fine Arts for students of all ages in West Virginia.

Arts Alive shows the best the state has to offer in fine arts from elementary through high school.