Example of middle school art at the Dare County Schools Youth Art Exhibit.
Example of middle school art at the Dare County Schools Youth Art Exhibit.

Art Exhibit a Tribute to the Legacy of Glenn Eure

Kids, community, creativity and art…all of us who knew Glenn Eure understood that was what he held most dear.

There could be no better tribute to the man who Glenn, who passed away in September, than this year’s Dare County Schools Youth Art Exhibit at the Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. 

It is an annual event, and we would have to check way back to see how many years Glenn and Pat Eure have been sponsoring what is surely one of the best tributes to Glenn’s vision of community involvement there could be.

The concept is simple—every school in Dare County, and there are ten of them, gathers the artwork of the student and puts it on display for a couple of weeks. That’s K-12.

The reception, which was last Sunday, is always a reminder of how important art is in the world of our children. The excitement of the kids as they grab a parent’s hand to bring them to their work of art is wonderful. And sometimes it’s difficult to tell who is more excited, the parents or the student.

The quality, especially from the high school students, is remarkable. Some of it is good enough to be a considered professional work of art.

The show will be on display through next weekend, January 18. For anyone who wants to experience a little bit different story of the Outer Banks, this one is worth checking out.

Next up in the world of art is the Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Now held at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, like the Youth Art Exhibit, the Frank Stick Show is a Glenn Eure gift of art to the Outer Banks.

The 41st Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will run from January 26-February 26. The 2019 show will be dedicated to the late Glenn Eure.