Lynnhaven Mall to feature “The Art of Being a Military Child” exhibit

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Virginia Beach, Va. – April is the month of the military child and Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) student artwork will be featured at Lynnhaven Mall.

“The Art of Being a Military Child” exhibit will showcase the students’ artistic interpretations of what it is like to be a military dependent.

This is the culmination of a contest that is open to all VBCPS students where more than 560 art entries were submitted.

The exhibit will open with a reception tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band.

Virginia Beach Public Schools’ superintendent Aaron Spence, and many other dignitaries will be present to recognize contest participants and award winners in a ceremony from 6-7p.m.

Virginia Beach’s school division hosts the contest and annual art show in partnership with Lynnhaven Mall and military school liaison officers at Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story and Naval Air Station Oceana-Dam Neck.

The Students’ artwork also becomes eligible for submission to the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) “Call for the Arts” program. ¬†The national publication features artwork by military-raised children in its publications, websites, and events.

For more information on “The Art of Being a Military Child” exhibit please call 757-263-1799.


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