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For immediate release - June 9, 2022

Youth Art Contest at Marianne Beck Memorial Library (Howey-in-the-Hills)

 Youth Art Contest at Marianne Beck Memorial Library 

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL – The Marianne Beck Memorial Library will host the third annual Youth Art Contest this summer as part of its monthly Meet the Artist program. This year’s theme is “Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers,” inspired by the 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program. The contest submission deadline is Friday, July 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. Contest artwork will be on exhibit at the Library in July.

 

The contest features two categories: photography and all other media. First-place winners and honorable mentions in each category will receive a ribbon and a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby. Students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade (2021-2022 school year) from Lake and Sumter counties are encouraged to participate. Submissions must be delivered to Marianne Beck Memorial Library with an entry form by Friday, July 1, 2022, at 5 p.m.

 

“When I first started the monthly Artist Wall and the Meet the Artist reception event, it was wonderful to see all the young patrons asking the artists questions and to listen to their dreams of someday having an exhibit of their own on the Artist Wall. They are very excited to have their art displayed each year” said Tara Hall, director of the Marianne Beck Memorial Library. 

 

“Art is such a vital part of the education of our youth,” said Lou Buigas, chair of the Lake County Museum of art and contest judge. “I am so happy that the library is encouraging them in their artistic pursuits and aspirations. I enjoy seeing the talent in the new generation and hope that one day some of the young contestants showcase their work at the Lake County Museum of Art.”

 

A reception and awards ceremony sponsored by the Howey-in-the-Hills Friends of the Library (a 501©3) will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-in-the-Hills.

 

About Marianne Beck Memorial Library

The Marianne Beck Memorial Library is a member of the Lake County Library System. The library is located at 112 W. Central Avenue, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737. For more information about library programs, including this one, please contact the Marianne Beck Memorial Library at 352-324-0254 or online at https://facebook.com/HoweyLibrary. To learn more about supporting the library and becoming a member of the Howey-in-the-Hills Friends of the Library, visit https://www.facebook.com/howeylibraryfriends/. For more information about the Lake County Museum of Art, visit https://www.facebook.com/LakeArtMuseum/.

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Media contact:
Tara Hall
Director of the Marianne Beck Memorial Library
352-324-0254
thall@howey.org

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