Clayton Proclaims January As Student Art Month

Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod, Susan Johnson, Corresponding Secretary – Woman’s Club of Clayton and Donna Steele, President – Woman’s Club of Clayton.

At the request of the Woman’s Club of Clayton, the Clayton Town Council proclaimed January 2019 as “Student Art Month” to help promote and support youth involvement in the arts and all that it adds to the community. Mayor Jody McLeod read the proclamation during Monday night’s council meeting explaining the initiative and presented it to members of the Woman’s Club of Clayton, which just turned 100 years old in 2018.

Each year the Woman’s Club teams up with the non-profit Clayton Visual Arts to feature student art in the lobby of The Clayton Center for the month of January. Click here for a video of last year’s celebration.

Local middle and high school students, as well as Woman’s Club members, exhibit their work and are entered in the annual Woman’s Club Arts Festival competition. Students and clubwomen can win cash prizes and ribbons. First place selections go on to compete at the district and state levels.

The public can view the art and find out who won at a free reception from 6:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10that The Clayton Center. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited, especially children, who can see the artwork of their peers.