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Tour de force of TN Valley student art in exhibit

12th annual youth art month exhibit. (Source: WAFF) 12th annual youth art month exhibit. (Source: WAFF)
Judges don't see the names behind the works, making choices solely on merit. (Source: WAFF) Judges don't see the names behind the works, making choices solely on merit. (Source: WAFF)
3-dimensional works are also on display. (Source: WAFF) 3-dimensional works are also on display. (Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

If you want to see the creative force of the future, you should visit the Alabama Center for the Arts in the present. 

They teamed with the Carnegie Visual Arts Center for the 12th annual Youth Art Month Exhibit. 

Pieces were submitted by area art teachers on behalf of their students in grades K-12.

"It's a great way to highlight the excellence of Art Education in the city of Decatur and Morgan County," said exhibit and marketing coordinator Kathy Silvestri. 

Art awards are presented by the Daybreak Rotary Club of Decatur. 

So many beautiful pieces can make judging difficult. 

"When the judges judge, it's blind," said Silvestri, "so they're not seeing the names; they're just judging the art on the merit of the art itself."

But not all the winners are hanging on the wall, as Silvestri reminds us with a piece called "White Woodland."

"It's a ceramic or a clay piece and it is done by a middle schooler who attends Eva, and her name is Andrea Aurroyo," Silvestri said. "And so we have a number of 3-D pieces coming out of our schools and some very good work by our students."

If you come to the Center for the Arts, you are going to want to go to more than just the gallery. A lot of these works are also lining the hallway. 

The public is invited to the free viewing Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. 

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