Hannibal’s student artists will get the spotlight at the Young Masters exhibit April 3 through April 30 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St.  New this year, the exhibit combines select works by Hannibal 5th and 8th grade students (Young Masters II) with works by Hannibal High School Arts Department students (Young Masters I) into one district-wide exhibit.  The exhibit is sponsored by the George H. Riedel Private Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

“Each art instructor is given a set number of pieces which can be included in the exhibit, so the art instructors have the tough job.  We just get to show off the pieces,” said Brenda Beck Fisher, HAC Program Coordinator.  “Young Masters is an opportunity to recognize student work, inspire and nurture the next generation of artists and support the arts instructors working hard to provide quality arts education in our schools.  Thanks to a generous gift from the George H. Riedel Private Foundation, we will also be recognizing five students from each grade level with a $25 award.”

Participating art instructors are: Tara Jacobs (Veterans), Cassie Sullivan (Mark Twain), Amber Barron (Oakwood), Michele Dent (Eugene Field), Stephen Schisler (Stowell), Shelly Lowe (Holy Family), Sarah Courtney (HMS) and Susan Friesen, James Zimmerman and Christina Strode (HHS).

Hannibal Arts Council hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.  The Hannibal Arts Council is closed Tuesdays and Sundays.  Other viewing options include 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 during Second Saturday Gallery Night or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 during the Closing Awards Receptions.

For more information on the current exhibit and other HAC programs contact the Hannibal Arts Council at findit@hannibalarts.com, 573-221-6545 or visit them on the web at hannibalarts.com.