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‘Helping Hands/Healing Hands Art Challenge’ seeks K-12 entries


Does art have the power to relate a positive message to someone in need? How can you use your hands to help others? A new art challenge invites K-12 students to create a work of art using the theme of hands, and is open to artwork in any medium.

Pennsylvania College of Technology invites Pennsylvania elementary, middle and high school students to enter the Helping Hands/Healing Hands Art Challenge inspired by the new public television documentary film, “Working Class: Helping & Healing.”

The Helping Hands/Healing Hands Art Challenge invites K-12 students to create artwork using the theme of hands. Embroidery artist Amanda McCavour’s “Hands” has previously been displayed in The Gallery at Penn College.
The Helping Hands/Healing Hands Art Challenge invites K-12 students to create artwork using the theme of hands. Embroidery artist Amanda McCavour’s “Hands” has previously been displayed in The Gallery at Penn College.

Entries for the art challenge are being accepted on the “Working Class” website by clicking the “Art Challenge” option within the “Helping & Healing” window.

Deadline for entries is June 3. Awards will be presented in two categories: K-6 grades and 7-12 grades. The selected artist in each category will receive a selection of art supplies and books.

Teachers and parents may direct questions to Penny Griffin Lutz, director of The Gallery at Penn College.

“Helping & Healing” is the fifth episode in the award-winning “Working Class” series produced by Penn College and WVIA Public Media.

In addition to being available for viewing on the “Working Class” website, the film can be viewed on the WVIA site.

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