Kids Wildlife Art Exhibit Comes to N.C. Museum of Art

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Red fox by Kerchuan Soong, 15, of CharlotteRALEIGH, N.C.  – An exhibition that is truly wild is coming to the N.C. Museum of Art.

The one-time exhibit “Kids Wildlife Art Competition” will open on Tuesday, Aug. 19 and close on Nov. 23. It features artwork by winners and selected honorable mention recipients from a juried contest for youth, held earlier this year by Wildlife in North Carolina magazine and the Museum of Art.

Children, kindergarten through eighth grade, were eligible to enter an image of a wild animal native to the state. A total of 3,365 did just that, with a variety of reptiles, birds, insects and mammals depicted in drawings, paintings and mosaics.

Winning art will be featured in a 2009 calendar, which will be available for sale in September in the Museum of Art store and online at www.ncwildstore.com.

Admission to the N.C. Museum of Art is free. Visit www.ncartmuseum.org for more information and directions.

Wildlife in North Carolina is the award-winning monthly magazine published by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. To view a sample issue online and for more information, click here.