Stu­dent art­work on dis­play at cen­ter

Record Observer - - Community - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

CENTREVILLE — Matthew Peters, direc­tor of the Ch­e­sa­peake Mul­ti­cul­tural Re­source Cen­ter, will speak on im­mi­grant is­sues at the Queen Anne’s County Demo­cratic Club meet­ing at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, June 1, at the Kramer Cen­ter, 104 Pow­ell St. in Centreville.

An­i­mal Re­source Foun­da­tion is the club’s char­ity for June. ARF needs pa­per tow­els, bleach, trash bags, and peanut but­ter. Bring an item to the meet­ing;the club will dis­trib­ute to ARF, 51 Piney Nar­rows Rd, Ch­ester.

The club con­tin­ues to col­lect new small chil­dren’s books for the Dolly Par­ton Imag­i­na­tion Li­brary at The Judy Cen­ter in Sudlersville. The Judy cen­ter reaches more than 500 chil­dren in the county.

AN­NAPO­LIS — Maryland Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Joe Barten­felder is urg­ing farm­ers across the state to par­tic­i­pate in up­com­ing agri­cul­tural sur­veys by the U.S. De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture’s Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Statis­tics Ser vice.

The agency will sur­vey nearly 1,000 op­er­a­tions in Maryland to de­ter­mine crop pro­duc­tion and sup­plies lev­els.

The NASS will com­pile and an­a­lyze the sur­vey in­for­ma­tion and pub­lish the re­sults in a se­ries of re­ports. All re­ports are avail­able on the NASS web­site. For more in­for­ma­tion call the NASS at 800-6750295.

CENTREVILLE — Stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the STArt pro­gram — an art pro­gram spon­sored by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Coun­cil in lo­cal pub­lic schools — will have their works on dis­play at the Cen­tre for the Arts in Cen­ter­ville now through the end of May. The ex­hibit opened May 12 to a wel­com­ing re­cep­tion, with artists, teach­ers, ad­min­is­tra­tors, par­ents and may oth­ers in at­ten­dance.

This year 36 stu­dents from the four mid­dle schools — Centreville, Mat­a­peake, Stevensville and Sudlersville — were cho­sen by their art teach­ers to par­tic­i­pate in the Stu­dent Teach­ers Artists (STart) pro­gram. The stu­dents met dur­ing and af­ter school to re­ceive ad­di­tional art in­struc­tion from lo­cal artists. Their fi­nal works were framed by the Arts Coun­cil and will be re­turned to the stu­dents at the end of school.

In its sixth year, the STArt pro­gram was chaired this year by vol­un­teer Mary Drake, said Al­li­son Mof­fatt, pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor for the Cen­tre for the Arts. The stu­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to learn from and work with lo­cal artists Theresa Schram, Will Hem­s­ley and Jon Shaw — all pro­fes­sional artists.

The pro­gram is funded through the Arts Coun­cil and was spon­sored in large part thanks to pa­trons Su­san Bas­tress and Sharon Dob­son, said Mof­fatt.

In ad­di­tion to hav­ing their art framed and dis­played, each stu­dent will re­ceive a year mem­ber­ship with the Arts Coun­cil.

Top, Cameron White­ford, Centreville Mid­dle, com­poses a col­or­ful Tou­can. Bot­tom, Juliette Trox­ell, Mat­a­peake Mid­dle, com­po­si­tion of a Pea­cock.

PHOTOS BY HAN­NAH COMBS

Rebekah McCreary’s, Centreville Mid­dle School, trop­i­cally themed Tou­can.

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