Crayola Dream-Makers to Feature Drawings by Area Children

Jan. 7, 2000

WACO, Texas -- Crayola Dream-Makers, an art exhibit of drawings by children in kindergarten through sixth grade, will feature works by nine Central Texas students -- Brent Berryhill, Jake Carpenter, Samantha Davila and Patrick Gross of Waco; Brittany Campos, Johann Suh and Sung Jae Suh of Killeen; and Emily Lammert and Gabe Waxman of Temple. The exhibit opens at noon Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus.

Baylor will be the only site in the eight-state Southwest region to host the exhibit, which will run through March 18.

Dream-Makers features drawings by 40 young artists who live in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Arizona and Utah. More than 1,000 children from the region submitted art work with the theme "Millennium Traveler" and a brief statement that explained their drawings. Judges reviewed each piece and selected drawings based on skill level in relation to the age of the child; whether the drawing appeared to be the child's original work and not directed by an adult; and how appealing the work was.

The artists who captured the attention of the judges will be special guests at an opening reception scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Hooper-Schaefer. The reception will give the public the chance to view the exhibit and to participate in 10 hands-on art activities. There is no charge to attend the reception.

"The Dream-Makers exhibit brings children's art to Central Texas through activities for area youth and workshops for teachers," said Dr. Mary Ruth Smith, associate professor of art education. "Art is essential to every child's educational development. It encourages creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills."

For more information about the opening reception or exhibit, contact the Baylor art department at (254) 710-1867.

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