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Coloring Outside the Lines

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"My kid could paint that," that tired old phrase of the dismissive armchair art critic, does young artists a disservice. When kids first get their mitts on crayons, they follow their unbridled instincts, creating only for the fun of it. With a little structure and training, kids are plenty capable of creating great works of art by tapping in to their inherent spontaneity and freedom; fresh insights and wide-eyed perspectives that adult artists spend years trying to reclaim. The St. Louis Artists' Guild (2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton; 314-727-6266 or www.stlouisartistsguild.org) offers the opportunity to see exceptional new work from area high school students ages 15 to 19 at the Emerson Young Artists Showcase. This juried show opens on Saturday, March 29, with an artists' reception and awards ceremony from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The work will be on display through Sunday, April 21, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 29. Continues through April 21, 2013

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