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Student Work To Be Featured in Town-Wide Art Show

The annual Plainville Community Schools town-wide art show will once again be held at the Plainville Public Library.The opening reception is scheduled for May 8 from 6:00PM - 8:00 PM, and the public is invited to attend.

The show reflects artwork from students in kindergarten through grade twelve from all five schools in Plainville. According to Plainville High School Instructional Leader for Fine Arts, Jeff Blanchette, the show was moved from the Plainville High School gymnasium to the public library several years ago, as one of the many collaborative initiatives in place between the school district and the library. Holding the exhibit at the library provided greater visibility to the community. In addition, the show, which was only open for three days at the high school, is now on display at the library for at least three weeks. The student artwork is selected by the art faculty members at each school. "The student work demonstrates the extraordinary growth that occurs from elementary school through high school," said Blanchette.

Culinary arts students from the high school will provide refreshments for the opening reception. Paintings, sculptures, pottery, computer art and jewelry will be among the many art forms on display throughout the library.

"The town-wide art show is an opportunity for parents and the community to see how the art curriculum progresses through the years from kindergarten on. It also shows that Visual Art is not a stand alone program. It is an integral part of our students' academic curriculum," explained Linden Street School Art Teacher, Barbara Friedman. "Many of the art projects are created to teach not only art history and the elements and principals of art, but to reinforce and enhance student learning in social studies, math, science and literature. Art is about self-expression and creative problem solving. These skills are essential to every student's success in school and in their future endeavors."

-Posted on April 30, 2009 at 04:13 PM

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