PORTLAND — Artwork by students in Portland Public Schools are among the pieces being featured in the Portland Museum of Art’s annual Youth Art Month exhibit now on display.

In all, seven students from Portland had their work chosen to appear in the show, from a senior at Portland High School to a first-grader at Ocean Avenue Elementary School.

“The annual celebration emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in Maine schools,” the School Department said in a press release.

This year’s show marks 25 years of collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association to celebrate student creativity. The exhibit, which opened March 1, is free and open to the public and runs through April 1.

This piece, by Dezzi Louisos-Daniels, a fourth-grader at Lyseth Elementary, is one of seven works of art by students in the Portland Public Schools chosen for this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art.

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