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I AM ENOUGH: Word + Image 2022 - 2023

Educating children about the arts, and offering them access to gallery and exhibition space, has always been a key component of our mission at the Morean Arts Center.

Since 1997, the Morean has worked with Pinellas County schools to create Word + Image: Arts and Education Partnership. The Morean hosts four of these juried exhibitions each year, including work from students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Each year, students are challenged to create works of art based on a particular theme, and to incorporate a written statement within the piece. Past years’ themes include “I Wonder…,” “On My Block,” “Superheroes,” and “Celebrating Harmony.” This year’s theme is I AM ENOUGH, based on the book with the same title by Grace Byers.

Students were given the following prompt: This year’s theme was selected to highlight positive self-image and self-talk. The message being communicated is that everyone is important in some way; students just have to identify and embrace their unique characteristics.

Limited only by their imaginations, these students’ creations are sometimes hilarious, often heartfelt, and always extraordinary.


October 29 – December 3, 2022: High School exhibition

December 10, 2022 – January 21, 2023: Middle School exhibition

January 28 – March 18, 2023: Elementary School exhibition (N-W)

March 25 – May 6, 2023: Elementary School exhibition (A-M)


                                                                                    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

                                                                   Founding Sponsor: The Hough Family Foundation   

                                      Pinellas Community Foundation/Janet A. Huntley Art Enrichment for Youth Grant