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Youthful Offender Student Artwork on Display at Bechtler Museum as part of Bechtler, CIS and CMS Collaboration

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MEDIA ADVISORY, 6-21-12

WHAT:

O
riginal Artwork by Students in the Mecklenburg County Jail Youthful Offender Program on View during Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Event

As part of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s annual Member Appreciation Party, artwork created by students and participants in the museum’s community and educational outreach projects will be on view during the event. The Bechtler’s outreach efforts are a collaboration between Communities In Schools, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Department of Inmate Programs and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  

WHO:   

  • Communities In Schools
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff’ Office Department of Inmate Programs
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools  (Ardrey Kell High School, Forestview High School, Idlewild Elementary, Tuckaseegee Elementary, and West Charlotte High School)
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

WHEN:  

Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:   

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts
420 South Tryon Street

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About Communities In Schools
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg serves over 6,700 students annually in 44 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools who are most at-risk for dropping out. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. Find out more at www.cischarlotte.org.

About The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler who assembled and inherited a collection created by seminal figures in modernism. The museum is located at Levine Center for the Arts, 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte. Operating hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. The museum is open until 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students and educators; $4 for youth (11 to 14) and free for children (up to 10). For museum details visit www.bechtler.org.

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