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22 Jan 2023
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Sometimes we just need something to make us feel good about the world and that is exactly what the Annual Dare County Schools Art Show at Glen Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head delivered a powerful message of hope through the eyes of children.

Featuring the artwork of all 10 Dare County schools, kids from K-12 have a chance to have their paintings, sculptures, ceramics and anything else on display for the world to see.

Checking out everything that is in the gallery and watching the students—or artists— and their parents, at times it’s hard to tell who is more excited about seeing the artwork on display. It is a reminder of how important the arts are in school as well as how important our schools are to the community.

What is as interesting as anything else in the exhibit is tracing the ability of the young artists to conceptualize and produce increasingly complex work. But even in the elementary school, though, the teachers are showing the kids how they can express themselves through their creativity and that there are many ways to do that.

The show opened yesterday, Saturday and will run through the rest of the month. For some of the artists though, their work will continue to be shown at the Dare County Schools offices. 

Ghost Fleet Gallery owner Pat Eure began hosting the event 35 years ago with her late husband Glenn. Glenn, who passed away 2018, believed fervently that art and creativity were what made a healthy community. The Annual Dare County Schools Art Show is part of his legacy and tribute to his vision of art for everyone.

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