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VISIONARIOS FREE Family Day & Awards
March 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Port of Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas are pleased to announce the 2021 Visionarios Youth Art Contest for students in grades 1-12. This juried competition encourages young people to integrate the arts into core curriculum and provides an opportunity for them to be recognized for their efforts.
Research shows that students who study the arts perform better in the classroom and on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Arts education also helps students develop the self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation necessary for high achievement in school and in life. The Port of Corpus Christi and AMST are dedicated to helping young people envision a bright future and develop the discipline and creativity to achieve their goals.
For the past 19 years, the Visionarios exhibition has celebrated youthful perception and creativity as expressed through art. This year’s theme is based on just that: VISION.
Having a vision focuses on tomorrow, provides a sense of purpose and possible new direction. In a time of uncertainty and world-changing events, we want to know what your students envision for the future, either personally, for their community, or beyond.
Students should answer the question: WHAT IS YOUR VISION? through their artwork and accompanying short essay.
FUTURE DATES TO REMEMBER:
MARCH 7: 1 – 5 pm (Previously February 28; rescheduled due to delay caused by extreme weather)
*FREE Family Day and Awards Slideshow (see note below)
FEBRUARY 28 — APRIL 11, 2021:
Exhibition on display at AMST
APRIL 14 — MAY 7, 2021:
Pick up non-winning artwork (by appointment)
*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be hosting an in-person awards presentation. Instead, the Art Museum of South Texas invites participants and their families to visit the museum with free admission anytime between 1 – 5pm to view the Visionarios exhibition and watch the award slideshow (running in a loop throughout the day) in our H-E-B Theater. Award winners will also be able to pick up their packets on that day. After the 7th, the award slideshow will be made available to view here on our website and unclaimed packets will be mailed to their recipients.
For more information, please email AMSTed@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.3504.