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CASEY -- The Tarble Arts Center is pleased to announce that Cultivating Creativity 2016-2017: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibition continues at Regions Bank, 101 W. Alabama Ave. in Casey. The exhibit will be on view June 27 to July 14 during normal business hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibition displays the most outstanding art produced by school art programs throughout East-Central Illinois during the 2016-2017 school year. Underwritten by Consolidated Communications, the exhibition is drawn from the Children’s Art Exhibition, presented annually each spring at the Tarble Arts Center. Each year, one student from every contributing school is selected to participate in the exhibition that circulates throughout the region during the next academic year. This year the exhibit will travel to 13 area communities, from Assumption to Paris and from Tuscola to Effingham. There are 44 student works on display this year ranging in media from pastel and acrylic to watercolor and tempera that represent the following schools:

Altamont Grade School; Altamont Jr. High School; Altamont High School; Arcola Elementary School; Arcola High School; Arthur Grade School; Arthur Jr. High School; Ashmore Elementary School; Bond Elementary School; Carl Sandburg Elementary School; Carolyn Wenz Elementary School; Casey-Westfield High School; Casey-Westfield Jr. High School; Central A&M High School; Central A&M Middle School; Central Grade School; Charleston High School; Charleston Middle School; Chrisman Elementary School; Chrisman High School; Crestwood School; Cumberland High School; Effingham High School; Effingham Junior High School; Gregory Intermediate School; Jefferson Elementary School; Kansas School; Lake Crest Elementary School; Mark Twain Elementary School; Mattoon High School; Mattoon Middle School; Memorial Elementary School; Moulton Middle School; Oakland High School; Okaw Valley High School; Okaw Valley Middle School; Riddle Elementary School; Shelbyville High School; St. Anthony Grade School; St. Anthony High School; St. Mary’s School; Williams Elementary School; Windsor Elementary School; and Windsor Jr.-Sr. High School.

Casey-Westfield Jr. High School and Casey-Westfield High School are representing schools in the Casey area.

Lanie Elder, a seventh grader at Casey-Westfield Jr. High, created a piece called “The Many Moods of Lanie” and James Johnson, a tenth grader at Casey-Westfield High School, created a piece called “The Flow,” both under the instruction of Amy Holman.

Cultivating Creativity is a community engagement program created by the Tarble Arts Center to help raise awareness of the importance of including the arts as part of the regular school curriculum. For more information about the Cultivating Creativity exhibit or other exhibitions and educational programming please contact the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-ARTS (2787) or

Sponsorship for Exhibitions and Programming at the Tarble Arts Center is generously provided by: The Tarble Family Foundation, Consolidated Communications, First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, EIU Art Department, the EIU Center for the Humanities and the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

The Tarble Arts Center is a major arts resource for the people of Central Illinois and Eastern Illinois University that focuses primarily on the visual arts. Its mission is “taking the arts to the people.” The Tarble Arts Center is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The Tarble is closed on Mondays and holidays. For more information, please visit us at or

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