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Student Artists from Around the Country Honored at National Crayola Exhibition

Easton, Pa. -- Aug. 4, 2003 -- Discover how students weave the threads of imagination, creativity and personal experiences into amazing and heart-felt expressions of art. Inspired by the Crayola Dream-Makers teacher’s guide, "Weaving What We Are," the artwork will be featured in a national exhibition Sunday, August 17, at The Crayola Factory, Binney & Smith’s hands-on discovery center in Easton, Pa.


Of the thousands of works of art submitted by kindergarten through sixth-grade students from all 50 states, 201 were selected for the 2003 national exhibition. The talented student artists -- some traveling all the way from Hawaii -- will be recognized at the exhibition opening from 12 to 5 p.m. in The Crayola Factory auditorium (K – 3rd grades), and Lafayette College’s Grossman Gallery (4th – 6th grades). Opening events will include a reception, demonstrations and hands-on workshops for families.


"The Crayola Dream-Makers exhibition vividly highlights how children use art to explore the events, celebrations, people and processes that shape their life’s tapestry," said Ron DeLong, manager of art education at Binney & Smith, the maker of Crayola products. "The positive energy that goes into the creation of each piece ultimately becomes part of each child artist’s character and helps to weave the fabric of who they are, and who they will become as adults."


Since its inception in 1984, more than 22 million elementary school children and tens of thousands of teachers have participated in hands-on art activities inspired by the Crayola Dream-Makers program.


For more information about the Crayola Dream-Makers 2003 exhibition, "Weaving What We Are," visit www.Crayola.com.

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