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Ocean City Center for the Arts Exhibits Artwork of Worcester County Students

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Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show 2014 Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show 2014

OCEAN CITY, Md.- The artwork of middle and high school students from public and private schools in Worcester County will be on display during the annual Shirley Hall Memorial Youth Art Show at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more than 20 years, the Art League of Ocean City has presented the youth art show in cooperation with Worcester County Schools. The purpose of the event is to promote creativity and allow local youth to present their artwork in a professional gallery setting.

The art show is named in memory of Shirley Hall, a former Art League board member, who was instrumental in originally developing and presenting the show. The judges of the show are Hall's daughters, Betsy Hall-Harrison and Barbara Shade.

“It is important for the community to encourage budding artists and have them experience what it is like to have their artwork celebrated and displayed in a beautiful setting,” Rina Thaler, executive director of the Ocean City Center for the Arts, said. “It is our hope they will keep working and developing their skills.”

The student artwork on display will include original drawings, paintings and photography. The judges will award cash prizes to the best work in the show.

The Ocean City Center for the Arts at 502 94th Street is the home of the Art League of Ocean City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Ocean City area through education, exhibits, scholarships, programs and community art events. The arts center is supported by memberships, corporate and civic funding, donations and sales of art.

For more information, call (410) 524-9433.

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