ATTLEBORO -- The 6th Annual All School Show, a one-day student art exhibition, is coming to Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., on Saturday, March 2.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a reception and open house from 2 to 4 p.m. It's free and open to all.

The show encompasses over 90 pieces of artwork created by more than 60 students of all ages who were enrolled in a W. Charles Thompson Museum School art class or workshop during the museum’s 2018 winter, spring, and/or fall programming.

All mediums will be on display from drawing and painting to printmaking, ceramics and more.

Abby Rovaldi, Museum Programs Coordinator & All School Show Curator comments,

“Through the All School Show, we can see just how much art impacts the lives of our students," said museum Programs Coordinator Abby Rovaldi, who is curating the show. "The art on display in this exhibition is extraordinary, but the real power of this show is seeing the diversity of voices and approaches to making art. The range of artistic choices and perspectives speaks to the many stories that grow in our studios.”

When Kahlan Maguire of Attleboro was asked about the creation of her “Hoop Art” painting that will be on display, she remarked, “Pushing the colors brought the painting to life.

"My instructor, Lisa Granata, encouraged me to add color because originally it was going to be black and white, and I like the result. It was a step outside of my comfort zone and this self-portrait expresses my growing interest in different mediums.”

Willow Rostron, 7, of Attleboro, has been taking art classes at the Museum for over two years. His “Fantasy Donuts” painting will be on display.

“I like learning new things about drawing and painting every week," he said. "I’m learning how to make things look real. It’s not like math. Art makes me happy!”

“Teaching art at the museum allows me to engage in and provide evenings full of joy," AAM instructor Sandy Coleman said. "Each class is an opportunity to sit and invite magic to happen. I enjoy watching students open themselves and trust their imaginations to bring forth that which only they can conjure"

At the reception/open house, visitors can not only enjoy student artworks in the main gallery but also experience a family arts and crafts station with a Vincent van Gogh “Sunflowers” theme, a family photo-op inspired by Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” self-guided explorations of the museum’s studios and gallery spaces, and faculty multi-arts demonstrations.

The schedule of faculty art demonstrations as part of the AAM All School Show on March 2 is as follows:

• Sandy Coleman, 2-4 p.m. (Altered book-making with mixed media in the main gallery)

• Lisa Granata – 2:30-4 p.m. (Charcoal drawing in the main gallery)

• Tracy Korneffel – 2-4 p.m. (Ceramics wheel throwing -- location TBD)

• Carolyn Letvin – 2-4 p.m. (Gyotaku fish printmaking in the main gallery)

• Meredith Passey – 2-3 p.m. (Collage in the main gallery)

If you go ...

WHAT: 6th Annual All School Show

WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.-4p.m.

COST: Free and open to all

RECEPTION/OPEN HOUSE: 2-4 p.m. Along with student artwork, will include family arts & crafts stations and photo op, museum faculty multi-arts demonstrations, self-guided tours of galleries and studios.

CONTACT: www.attleboroartsmuseum.org, 508-222-2644

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