Children’s Art Event At The Old Davie School

The Old Davie School, in partnership with Central Broward Water Control District, will host a children’s art event that will celebrate and honor Earth Day 2010. The Everglades Eyes Children’s Art Competition and Exhibition will bring attention to the canals and waterways of Broward County and to the abundant wildlife living in the Everglades.

Fourth & fifth grade students in Broward County public and private schools are invited to submit original artwork for consideration for the Fourth Annual Everglades Eyes Children’s Art Competition held at the Old Davie School. Submission deadline is March 25, 2010.

Work must be original, not a copy of another artist’s work. Art must capture an image or images of Broward County waterways and may include canals, lakes, and the Everglades. People, pets, and wildlife images within this context are welcomed. Mediums may include oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, photography, and collage. The maximum size is 11×17 inches. Work must be clean and ready for framing. Please visit the web at www.centralbrowardwcd.org/education.htm for the entry form and the rules.

The Exhibit Opening & Awards Ceremony will be on Friday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Old Davie School Museum, where the winners will be announced and presented with United States Savings Bonds. The artwork will be on exhibit in the museum from April 16 to May 28, 2010.

For more information, call Constance Ruppender at the Central Broward Water Control District at 954-432-5110, or Patti Koch at the Old Davie School Museum at 954-797-1044.

The Old Davie School Historical Museum, located at 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, Florida, is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children, and free for members. Admission includes tours of the circa 1912 Viele House and Walsh-Osterhoudt Home.Visit the web at www.olddavieschool.org to learn more about this historic site.

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