Pegasus Artworks: Boys & Girls Club of Delaware to participate in National Fine Arts program.
Annual Search for Top Artists:
Claymont, Jan. 10, 2013– The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is one of some 4,000 Clubs across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. The competition is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) National Fine Arts Exhibit program. BGCA’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program is a comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity, and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment.
As a participant in the National Fine Arts Exhibit program, the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware may submit members’ artwork in four age divisions and 10 categories, including watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. Selected artwork will be screened at the regional level and a limited number will be sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level. Thirty-seven national winners will be named and their artwork displayed at special events throughout the year.
Winning artists will also receive engraved plaques and letters of congratulations from BGCA president Jim Clark. Regional finalists will receive a certificate of participation.
Pegasus ArtWorks, the after school Art program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, provides services and opportunities for club youth ages 5 to 16 to work with professional artist and art educators. Pegasus strives to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens and to prepare youth for successful adulthood through the arts. Pegasus provides innovative multidisciplinary Art classes taught by professional artists, and art educators in long-term residencies. This presents youth with access to positive adult role models who encourage creativity, positive self-esteem, group cooperation, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and the joy and fun of learning.
Located at 500 Darley Rd., Claymont, Delaware, Pegasus ArtWorks has served the youth of Delaware for 10 years. The program provides for thousands of boys and girls in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.