Lo­cal stu­dent art­work on dis­play at Cen­tre for the Arts

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Arts & Entertainment - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

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.

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