Local student artwork on display at Centre for the Arts
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.
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The artwork of student artists. From top left, Crayson Kelley, Helena Smith, Joshua Sanford. Bottom left, Lynzie Gardner, Angie Belen Jimenez Fuentes, and Kira Talley.