Youth Art Month 2016


WHEREAS, youth art education is a viable component in elementary and secondary education that develops citizens of a global economy to compete in the global market, building a stronger new Virginia economy; and

WHEREAS, youth art education increases community understanding and interest in art; and

WHEREAS, through art education, students develop a deeper appreciation of multicultural values, creative problem-solving and critical thinking abilities; and

WHEREAS, art education helps students develop lifelong skills, including motor skills, language development, inventiveness, visual learning, and decision making; and

WHEREAS, art education interrelates student learning in art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics; and

WHEREAS, during Youth Art Month we recognize the contributions made by art educators across the Commonwealth in the development and learning of Virginia students;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 2016 as YOUTH ART MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.