Exhibition to Feature Photography by Students of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Monday, Mar 02, 2015

The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will collaborate with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to present "ImageMakers," the national photography competition held by the Boys & Girls Clubs. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ritter Art Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The exhibition will run through Tuesday, March 10 and both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. 

 "Photography helps build confidence as the children discover their hidden artistic skills," said Dennis Young, director of computer education for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and coordinator of the program. "Many of the participants have never touched a camera before. In the 11 years we have sponsored the program, the young photographers have become better and more creative. The photos truly are amazing."

"ImageMakers"will feature photography by children from selected Boys & Girls Clubs in Palm Beach County. These children, ages 6 to17, learn photography skills and take photographs during scheduled club field trips within the community. The exhibition at FAU is part of the organization's participation in a national photography competition.

With 13 clubhouses in Palm Beach County, The Boys & Girls Club is the county's largest not-for-profit youth development organization dedicated to serving youth from 6 to 18 years of age, particularly those from disadvantaged circumstances.

The exhibition will be hosted at FAU by the University Galleries' Museum Education Program, a program that engages FAU students in providing art education services through interactive tours of exhibitions and providing studio art experiences for school-aged children. The Museum Education Program is made possible by the Kaye Endowment for Arts Integration, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the R.A. Ritter Foundation.

For more information, call 561-297-2661 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries

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