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Students send artistic messages at Columbia Art Center

Students send artistic messages at Columbia Art Center

When the Howard County Public School System organizes an annual exhibit of student artwork at the Columbia Art Center, it's always fun to see what the kids create. This year's themed exhibit, "Postcards Home: Wish You Were Here," has an especially neat premise.

The students at schools throughout the county were asked to produce postcard-format artwork that consists of three parts: the drawn, painted or otherwise student-generated image that would appear on the front of a postcard; the written message that would appear on the back of a postcard; and a brief explanatory text in which the student artists discuss their motivation and their methods.

The resulting...

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