In celebration of youth art month, the Kennebec Valley Art Association announces the 12th annual Higher Forms of Art exhibition of artwork by students from area high schools presented in partnership with the University of Maine at Augusta for the fourth year in a row, according to a news release from the association.

The exhibit gives emerging artists the opportunity to show their art in a professional gallery space, and offers students the experience of organizing and installing a major art exhibition. Higher Forms of Art will be on view March 5-30 at the Danforth Gallery, at Jewett Hall, 46 University Drive in Augusta. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception for the artists and their art instructors and the public is schedule from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25.

Area Maine high schools participating in the exhibit are:

• Cony High School, Augusta;

• Edward Little High School, Auburn;

• Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner;

• Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale;

• Kents Hill School, Kents Hill;

• Maranacook High School, Readfield;

• Richmond High School, Richmond;

• Snow Pond Arts Academy, Sidney; and

• Wiscasset Middle High School, Wiscasset.

KVAA’s annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibition, highlighting student artwork from area elementary schools will also be on view during March at the Harlow Gallery, 100 Water St., in Hallowell.

Higher Forms of Art is sponsored by Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming also is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Art.

For more information, call Harlow Gallery/KVAA at 622-3813.

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