Morehouse Parish children who participated in the Snyder Summer Arts Camp July 16-20 aren’t content with simply demonstrating their ability to create artwork, they want to show it off this month at the museum for patrons.
Starting today, the artwork of children ages 6-11 will be displayed at the museum for onlookers to come and view.
“We’re showing paintings they did while they were visited by representatives from local organizations that week,” said Snyder Museum executive director Emily Graves.
Organizations that visited the children that week included the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Biedenharn Coca Cola Museum.
The artwork on display has themes ranging from baseball, to stars to animals.
“I painted a fish because I like catching fish,” said 11-year-old Tyler Herrington. “My other painting is of a four-wheeler with real Coke lids for the tires.”
Herrington said when he found out his artwork was going on display in the museum, it made him “happy.”
“I have five cousins whose artwork will also be on display,” he said. “We all did these paintings together in art class while we learned about stuff like what detectives do and how Coke was first bottled in Monroe.”
The Snyder Summer Arts Camp artwork will be on display at the museum throughout the month of August. Open house will be held tonight from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The children who created the artwork, their families and anyone else who would like to view the artwork, is welcome to attend. For more information, call the museum at 281.8760.