CELEBRATE STUDENT ART AT THE SACO MUSEUM’S BIENNIAL STUDENT ART SHOW! | Arts & Culture

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CELEBRATE STUDENT ART AT THE SACO MUSEUM’S BIENNIAL STUDENT ART SHOW!
CELEBRATE STUDENT ART AT THE SACO MUSEUM’S BIENNIAL STUDENT ART SHOW!

Saco, Maine - Every other year, the Saco Museum comes alive with artwork produced by students in our public schools.  For the first time this year, the exhibition will be presented simultaneously at both the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. Presented in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show will be on view in both locations March 5 through April 23, 2011. The exhibition will open with a free public reception, held simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco Museum, on Friday, March 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

This year, students from Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton; Jameson Elementary School, Loranger Middle School, and Old Orchard Beach High School in Old Orchard Beach; and C. K. Burns School, Young School, Governor John Fairfield School, and Saco Middle School created artwork for the exhibition. The more than 2,000 objects on display include paintings, pastels, sculpture, and more. The exhibit is organized and curated by local art teachers Piper Bolduc, Debra DiGregorio, Martha Gagne, Joanne Matusko, Diane Noble, Judy Puiia, and Dawn Strandburg.  All student artists and their guests will receive complimentary admission to the show. 

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It was created in 1961 by Art and Creative Materials Institute, a non-profit association of art and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the National Art Educators Association.  In 1984, ACMI created the Council for Art Education to administer the national Youth Art Month program and encourage funding for the program.  Find out more at www.acminet.org/youth_art_month.htm.

This exhibition is one of the our most popular shows throughout the year, but it is only up for a short time. Don’t miss your chance to see what amazing, beautiful, and thoughtful works of art our students can create!

Image Captions: Pop Art Food Sculpture by Abby Dubois, 8th grade, Loranger Middle School, Old Orchard Beach; Sunflower by Cody Stack, 11th grade, Old Orchard Beach High School; Robot Collage by Griffin Doanne, Kindergarten, Young School, Saco; Still Life by Hannah Macomber, 2nd grade, Fairfield School, Saco; and Dinosaur Dancing by Kayla Pinet, 3rd grade, Dayton Consolidated School.

Dyer Library/Saco Museum Information:  The Dyer Library/Saco Museum is located at 371 Main Street (Route 1) in historic downtown Saco, Maine.  Free parking. Museum is handicapped accessible.  Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 12 – 4 pm; Friday 12 – 8 pm (FREE from 4 – 8 pm); Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; and Sunday 12 – 4 pm (June-December only).  Admission: Adults $4; Seniors & Students $3; Children (7 – 18) $2; Children 6 and under, no charge.  Admission is ALWAYS FREE to DL/SM Card holders and their guests. Group tour rate available for groups of 8 or more.  Group tours must be scheduled in advance. For additional information, please call 283-3861, ext. 114 or visit http://www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org/