newssmith house galleries opens artvision student art show on march 3

Smith House Galleries opens artVISION student art show on March 3

arts council of the valleyArts Council of the Valley presents the seventh annual artVISION: Rockingham County Public Schools Youth Art Month Show in March.

The Smith House Galleries exhibition opens with a reception during First Fridays of the Valley, on March 3, from 5-7 p.m.

Sponsored by Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc., the artVISION exhibition runs through March 31.

Three virtual albums featuring elementary, middle and high school art will be available in early March at

Becky Ford, RCPS supervisor of fine arts, coordinated the exhibition of works by 100 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

“We’re excited to exhibit artwork from Rockingham County Public Schools at Smith House Galleries during Youth Art Month,” Ford said. “This is a great opportunity for members of the community to see and appreciate the creativity of RCPS students.”

Ford thanked RCPS art teachers for their work in bringing this exhibition to life:

  • Elementary School: Joseph Arbaugh, Kelly Dove, Edwina George, Maria Leckey, Rebecca Rogers, Mary Shaffer, Courtney Spiers, Kristi Strine, Hannah Webb, Janae Yoder, Cayse Zwanzig
  • Middle School: Mimi Guido, Samantha Ritter, Kristen Swoope, Sarah Beth Taylor, Robin Wilkins
  • High School: Kim Floyd, Martha Maddox, Christopher Michael, Brandy Somers, Emily Quesenberry, Erin Whetzel

Arts Council of the Valley is located at 311 South Main Street in Downtown Harrisonburg.

To learn more, visit

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

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