Middle School Students Are Immersed in Benson’s Art Scene

One way to learn about art is to create it. Another way to learn about art is to immerse yourself in it.

Middle school students from Monroe, Morton, McMillan, Marrs, Norris, Nathan Hale, Lewis & Clark and King Science Magnet did both this spring as part of the Express Yourself Art Exhibition at The B Side Gallery in downtown Benson. The exhibition was sponsored by WhyArts, the Basic Hope Foundation’s S.O.A.R. Program, Collective for Youth and Omaha Public Schools.

In conjunction with the exhibit, these middle schoolers toured downtown Benson’s arts-centric business district, which is home to art galleries, art studios and a wide variety of mural art. Many of the murals are located behind the buildings in the district’s north and south alleys.

For more information about youth outreach programming at WhyArts, contact Kim Jubenville at kim.jubenville@whyartsinc.org.