"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