Art mentoring program leads to STArt! exhibit
CHESTER — The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council will host an art reception for the participants of their initiative, STArt! (Students, Teachers, Artists). Four artists, four schools, 40 students and their art instructors took part in the one-on-one art mentoring program in April. Artists Ric Conn, Will Hemsley, Jonathan Shaw and Amy Cummins each taught at one of each of the county’s middle schools, Centreville, Matapeake, Stevensville and Sudlersville, giving students a four-hour art lesson in various media.
The artwork created represents several mediums including gouache, watercolor and acrylic. The program pairs professional artists with students for one-on-one instruction to provide a unique and lasting learning experience. This is the sixth year the initiative has been in place, receiving positive feedback from the students, parents, teachers and galler y visitors.
There will be a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Chesapeake Heritage Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester. The public is invited to attend the reception or view the exhibit during business hours from May 14 through 29.
STArt! program is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Midshore Community Foundation, Chroma Inc. and private donors.
Stevensville Middle School students with art teacher Holly Schrader and artist Jonathan Shaw holding his peregrine falcon, Tundra.