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museum offers youths opportunity

The opportunity for young people to create artwork and curate a museum gallery begins Sept. 3 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. The Smallwood Youth Gallery project enters the fall season with the exhibit theme “Splish Splash” to complete the exhibit in the temporary gallery on “Keeping the Valley Green.” The focus is on water in Carson Valley, its origins, amount, uses and the future.

Students may create works using any medium and work as a group to develop the gallery, display their creations, plan and conduct the opening of the gallery and take a field trip to other museums.

The fall 2002 session includes students in grades six through twelve. Class is limited to a maximum of 15 students and acceptance is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students and parents meet at the Carson Valley Museum once a week after school and occasionally Saturdays.

Application forms will be at schools and at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 North, Gardnerville.

The Smallwood Youth Gallery project is funded by the Smallwood Foundation. To participate fill out a form or call Mary Ellen Conaway, 782-2555, to receive a form no later than Sept. 6.