Youth Art Month

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Whereas,  Youth Art Month has been observed throughout Texas, and Nationally since 1961 and contributes educational benefits to all elementary, middle and secondary students; and

Whereas,  Art education develops students’ creative problem-solving and critical thinking abilities and teaches sensitivity to beauty, order and other expressive qualities, and

Whereas,  Art education gives students a deeper understanding of multi-cultural values and beliefs and art education reinforces and brings to life what students learn in other subjects and how it interrelates student learning in art production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics.

Now, Therefore,  I, Tom Reid, By The Power Vested In Me As The Mayor Of The City Of Pearland, Texas, Do Hereby Proclaim the Month of March, 2017 As

YOUTH ART MONTH

In Pearland And I Ask All Citizens Near And Far To Join With Me in supporting art teachers as they attempt to strengthen art education in their schools and communities and give full support to quality school art programs for children and youth.

Given Under My Hand And Seal Of Office This 14thDay Of March, 2017.