Greater Portland School Notebook: March 13

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Yarmouth students well represented at PMA’s Youth Art Month 

Yarmouth’s student-artists are well represented at the annual Youth Art Month exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, with works from students in each of Yarmouth’s four schools on display.

During the celebratory evening for the opening of the exhibit on March 2, Yarmouth High School art teacher Holly Houston was also recognized as the Maine Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the Year. 

This year five students from Yarmouth were chosen by their respective art teachers to represent their schools and to display their original works. Isla Carter, a first-grader from Rowe School, was chosen by teacher Emily Landry to display her artwork entitled “Magic Peacock,” a collage made with oil pastel and watercolor wash. Ellis Graham, a fourth-grader from Yarmouth Elementary, was chosen by teacher Chaké Higgison to display his artwork, entitled “Zentangled Shoes,” whic are actual shoes embellished with a Sharpie marker. From Harrison Middle School, Matilda Murray was selected by art teacher Mike Hickey to display her painting “Light in the Window,” created with tempera paint on Bristol board. Ashlyn Feeley was chosen by Houston to show her intaglio print entitled, “A Monarch’s Path.” Catherine Glessner’s silver gelatin print “Seaside” was chosen by teacher Melissa Noack. Both are juniors at Yarmouth High School.

This year’s exhibition marks 25 years of collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association to celebrate student creativity from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade throughout Southern Maine. 

The exhibition runs through April 1 on the ground floor of the museum. For more information on Youth Art Month, visit https://bit.ly/1a1B6rZ.

“Magic Peacock” by Rowe School first-grader Isla Carter is among student works on display at Portland Museum of Art until April 1. 

Members of Cub Scout Pack 47 in Scarborough held a bake sale at Ace Hardware in Scarborough that raised more than $200 for Project Heat.

Judy Novey, chairwoman of Waynflete school’s art department, was recently recognized by the Maine Art Education Association at its annual Art Educator Awards and Recognitions Program, where she received the Outstanding Commitment to the Profession award.

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