Oct. 20, 2006
"All About the Boy . . . or Is It?" is the theme of the next art exhibit at HACC-Gettysburg Campus. Coordinated by local artist and art teacher Annie Byrne, the exhibit of children's art - both from boys and girls - begins November 6 and continues through December 22. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 9, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the HACC campus, 731 Old Harrisburg Road. The exhibit and reception are open to the community.

In this exhibition, Byrne asks the question - "What if?" "What if an art museum was introduced before an athletic field? What if a boy was encouraged to draw every day? What if art, music and play were intertwined and taught together? What if we allowed a boy to create whatever he wants and whenever he wants, using the finest quality art materials?"

Byrne also said that art is not just for the boy, and she uses the female perception to balance the exhibit.

"Girls can move mountains with their art! Their minds are filled with curiosity, imagination and ambition. If boys and girls first work together through art, imagine the problems they could solve," said Byrne. "Art builds confidence, teaches diversity, and gives children a healthy playing field on which to learn."

Exhibit hours for the children's art display at HACC are Monday through Thursday 8 am to 8:30 pm, Fridays 8 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm. The college will close at 4:30 pm on November 22 and will be closed November 23 through 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The HACC-Gettysburg campus is located at the North Gettysburg Center on Old Harrisburg Road, near Weis Markets and Adams County National Bank. For information, call 717-337-3855.

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