The 11th Annual New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition held at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. was a major success. Over 350 works were exhibited from 21 local area high schools and middle schools The creativity among the youth in the Savannah area is outstanding. Students utilized paper, CDs, and even fabric to create extraordinary pieces of artwork. A variety of the works included in this year’s exhibition are based on the 2012 Black Heritage Festival theme, “Journeys, Passages, and Transitions”.
The New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition is presented by the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc., a volunteer organization that encourages the development of young talented artists by providing them with positive recognition and publicity of their art works.
President of the Savannah Links Chapter, Dr. Connie Cooper said that she was amazed with the talent of the youth in this community. “This exhibit gives all schools a chance to participate and students a chance to display their creativity,” said Cooper. Her goal is to have more schools to participate next year. “We feel that more schools are participating and we are looking forward to having 100% participation.” said Cooper.