With Arts & Entertainment Editor Kathy L.

Children ages 4 to 13 are encouraged to enter artwork in Center Place’s 5th Annual Children’s Community Art Show. The Show, Little Monsters Create, celebrates the creativity of the area’s aspiring young artists. Children may enter artwork which includes drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, clay and wood. The show will be on display in the Mook Gallery at Center Place during the month of July.

Lisa Rodriguez, Marketing Director for Center Place said, “The Little Monsters Create Art Show is for kids ages 4 to 13. The show is held each July in order to allow any child to participate while on summer vacation.” Rodriguez added, “The Little Monsters Create Art Show allows children to share their artwork with our community. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young budding artists to show off their talents.”

The art show is open to all children in the greater Brandon area. All entries must be submitted between Monday, June 26 and Friday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. Children can enter up to three pieces. There is a $5 entrance fee per piece or $10 for three entries. There are three age categories for entry and prizes- ages 4 to 6; ages 7 to 9; and ages 10 to 13.

The show will be judged by a local professional artist. Awards will be presented for first place, second place and third place in the three age categories. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, July 20 beginning at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The reception is an opportunity for each young artist to be recognized and see their work exhibited in a gallery setting.

2D artwork (including photography) must be matted, framed or wrapped and wired for hanging. No 2D artwork can be over 16″x20″. 3D pieces must not exceed 12″Hx10″W and may not weigh more than three pounds. All artwork must be accompanied by two typed 3×5 index cards which must contain the artist’s name, age, title of the work, and artistic statement. The artist’s phone number should be on the back of the cards.

All artwork must be picked up from Center Place on Monday, July 31 by 5 p.m.

For more information on the 4th Annual Children’s Community Art Show, please call 685-8888 or email cpfinearts@verizon.net.

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