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December 4th, 2007
The Annual Young People’s Exhibition opens in the Fleisher Art Memorial’s Dene M. Louchheim Galleries

The Annual Young People’s Exhibition features work from more than 400 students enrolled in the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial’s Saturday Young People’s Program. This exhibition includes drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture by young artists (ages five to eighteen), and paintings and drawings by parents enrolled in the Saturday painting classes.

The exhibition begins on December 1 and runs through December 15. Opening receptions and awards ceremonies will be held during class times on Saturday, December 1. Performances by students in the Saturday workshop “Cambodian Classical Dance” will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. The galleries will be open for viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional hours from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday.

The Saturday Program at Fleisher accommodates students aged five to eighteen and their parents. Participants come from all over the Delaware Valley and reflect the Philadelphia region’s economic and ethnic diversity. Younger children are encouraged to work at their own pace while developing creative thinking and learning the use of materials. The more specific elements of color and design are introduced in the intermediate age groups. Sculpture classes are offered to students aged seven and older. A special portfolio-building class is also offered for students aged fourteen to eighteen who are interested in developing skills required for admission to post-secondary art programs. Parent’s painting classes are offered during the same hours as the children’s sessions, offering adults an opportunity to explore their own creative potential.

Annual Young People’s Exhibition at Fleisher:

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial is widely known as the country’s oldest free and low-tuition visual arts program for adults and children. Founded as the Graphic Sketch Club in 1898, Fleisher has been a vital educational resource that includes instruction in the visual arts, a vibrant exhibitions program, and youth outreach programming at public schools and community centers throughout Philadelphia. Visit to learn more.

Fleisher exhibition programs are supported in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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