The Yeiser Art Center (YAC) is pleased to announce the 25th annual Teen Spirit exhibition. Each year they look forward to this artistic partnership with regional high school and home-schooled students - together with their teachers and parents. Admission to this show is free!

YAC will be displaying the massive amount of art in the salon style, or stacked, sometimes two or three pieces high on the wall. Using this style accommodates the additional goal of showcasing a far greater number of works, thereby rewarding the efforts of more young artists and encouraging their continued creativity. YAC will be FULL of art!

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Teen Spirit was created in 1993 as a part of an ongoing effort to support the area’s art programs and to recognize the talented youth of the region. The annual exhibition has come to symbolize the success of art education in the area. This show is a tribute to all the schools, students, teachers and other art professionals, whose outstanding work and enthusiasm over the years have been integral to the success of the exhibition. Including a broader range of schools gives the exhibition a truly regional aspect that builds upon its history as a showcase for secondary school students.

More Schools + More Students = More Art!

iLove the ArtsThis year, YAC received tons of entries from 9 - 12 grades at 11 regional high schools and home school academies. Wow!

Participating schools include Ballard Memorial High School, Community Christian Academy, Goreville High School, Graves County High School, Joppa High School, Livingston County High School, Massac County High School, McCracken Country High School, Paducah Tilghman High School, St. Mary High School, Trigg County High School, Upward Call Christian School, and Vienna High School.

There is a wide selection of mediums among the accepted entries - paintings, drawings, photography, digital works, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and jewelry.This is a juried show and awards are given to first, second and third place as well as three honorable mention awards.

The Teen Spirit exhibition will be on display until December 17. The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 16 from 2-4 pm.

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YAC is open from 10 am to 5pm Tuesday - Saturday and admission is free and open to the public for the Teen Spirit show. Visit theyeiser.org for more information.