Student artwork on display at center
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.
Rebekah McCreary’s, Centreville Middle School, tropically themed Toucan.