Rockford Art Museum’s (RAM) 75th Young Artist Show continues April 10 with a free, public opening and awards recognition ceremony for its Youth Division, an annual exhibit that features outstanding artwork by K–8 students at public, private and homeschools in Winnebago County. On view are about 450 paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media and digital artwork by students at 73 schools in Winnebago County. Recognition awards, one per grade, will be announced at 2 p.m. during the free public opening Sunday, April 10, at RAM.
ROCKFORD, Ill. / March 22, 2016—The Rockford Art Museum Board of Trustees officially launched the I AM RAM campaign to support growth for the museum’s endowment fund today, with a goal set for $500,000. Trustee Anita Layng announced the launch, followed by the announcement by trustee Lisa Lindman of major pledged gifts to the fund by two local donors that total $250,000. The combined gift, made by the Lon and Dick Behr Foundation and the Funderburg Foundation, means the campaign has already reached its halfway mark. Endowment Committee Chair Rob Funderburg invited the community to participate by contributing to the fund.