Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. The arts helps children strengthen their motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and overall has been shown to help improve their academic performance. Featuring young West Virginia artists, check out our Youth Arts Gallery as we change this exhibit every four-six weeks.
May 8, 2017 - May 28, 2017 | Mommy and Me Art Class Exhibition
In Mommy & Me Art, you and your child will explore a variety of art materials, experience new textures, and enjoy being creative in a group setting. After you have created your masterpiece together, Tamarack will display your collaboration in their Youth Art Gallery from May 8 to May 28th. Join us on Mother’s Day, May 14th at 2 p.m for a special reception! Instruction by Fine Artist, Ginger Danz
July 23, 2017 - September 4, 2017 | Boy Scouts Exhibition
As part of the summer celebration, we wish to allow the Boy Scouts of America an opportunity to show off their skills not only in out in nature, but in the art world as well.
September 7, 2017 - October 12, 2017 | Beckley Art Group Youth Exhibition
The exhibition will feature work made from the Beckley Art Group Youth classes.To strengthen our bonds within the local community, Tamarack will host a show from the Beckley Art Group. Art organizations, especially in Southern West Virginia, need to form bonds and help each other out when possible. Tamarack has the space, and would love to make connections with the Beckley Art Group, to show that the most important thing is that we all continue to make art.
October 15, 2017 - November 13, 2017 | Beckley Art Group Youth Exhibition
This exhibition will feature work made during a ‘Hands on Tamarack’ class taken by children who are a part of Beckley’s local ‘Down With That’ Down Syndrome Group. As October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we wish to host an exhibition that allows our community a time to celebrate the differences that make us all beautiful. We are excited to present an exciting show concept that allows for this to happen. To execute this concept, ‘Down With That’ is invited to participate in our ‘Hands on Tamarack’ class. This will allow the entire group to make individual pieces, and allows a freedom of expression of themselves in a public setting. Our goal with this exhibit is to showcase the differences in our community, and how we can all have similarities through the process of art. We are honoring those with Down Syndrome, and providing a space to show off their talents.
November 16, 2017 - January 1, 2018 | Beckley Art Group Youth Exhibition
This year, Tamarack would like to continue the tradition of partnering up with a charity to show off the amazing talent of their children affiliated with that group. Although the official group is not set in stone, we plan on asking an organization that we deem our top priority this year.This show will coincide with an organization’s charity drive for Christmas. Our biggest issue is that not a lot of charities have posted their Christmas agenda quite yet, so we do not want to choose a group that ends up not doing any type of drive. Our goal with this exhibit is to showcase the work of children in our community. They might be sick, hungry, or impoverished, but they still have the ability to move a person via their artwork. We hope that by giving them the space to show off their talents, that we will be able to brighten their day