The Arts Council of Henderson County will present a series of exhibitions as a thematic unit entitled Mentors & Students at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St., Hendersonville..

Celebrating the importance of art in a child’s life, the three exhibitions will feature the work of Henderson County elementary students, secondary students, and their art mentors.

The Art of Our Children elementary student exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The children’s exhibition will close Friday, Feb. 22.

Art Teachers Create, the second show in the series, will feature the artwork of Henderson County’s art teachers. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The show will close Friday, March 8. All artwork will be for sale during the Mentors exhibition. The public will have a chance to win a piece of art from this show in a free raffle sponsored by Woodlands Gallery, 419 N. Main St., Hendersonville. The winning name will be drawn at the end of the series on March 22.

Secondary students will be featured in the third show of the series, Artists of Tomorrow, opening Friday, March 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and closing Friday, March 16. The opening will include the announcement of awards, which will include a Best of Show Award of $150, sponsored and presented by the Art League of Henderson County. In addition to announcement of the awards, the public will learn which piece of art will appear on an ArtScape Hendersonville banner for a year starting in April 2019.

Hours for all three exhibitions will be Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All exhibitions will be held at First Citizens Bank’s Main Street Gallery at 539 N. Main St., Hendersonville. The exhibitions are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Participation in Mentors & Students is open to public, private, parochial and home school students and teachers in Henderson County. More information can be found on the Arts Council’s website, or by emailing, or calling 828-693-8504. 

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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