Work by advanced art students at Falmouth High School will be on display in the event space at Grace restaurant during Portland’s upcoming First Friday Art Walk.
The event, which takes place 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 2, will also include performances by the Falmouth High jazz ensemble and chorus. First Friday is free and open to the public. See www.artwalkmaine.org for more information.
What makes the student-made pieces unique is that they’re all meant to show what home means to each individual artist, according to Jen Bush, the service learning coordinator at the high school.
Prior to setting paint to paper, the students met “with a diverse group of powerful guest speakers who discussed what home meant to them. Among these speakers were a Sudanese immigrant, a Hurricane Katrina survivor (and) elders residing in assisted living,” Bush said.
“These poignant, thought-evoking conversations prompted the artists to think about what home truly means … then express that meaning in their artwork,” she added.
Proceeds from the sale of the student pieces will go to Furniture Friends, a local nonprofit that collects and distributes gently used home furnishings to those who need it, and ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization that provides emergency shelter for displaced families.
The exhibit is designed “to remind us that after news of a natural disaster slips from the headlines, pressing issues regarding the human cost of a lack of housing remain,” Bush said.
The following students at Freeport Middle School demonstrated academic excellence and earned a place on the first-trimester honor roll:
Cooper Delois, Brady Giumarro, William Maneikis, Connor Slocum, Joseph Smith, Porter Towne and Lily West
Enoch Boudreau, Audrey Brogan, Abigail Caoette, Maya Carignan, Lilia Collard, Teagan Davenport, Mason Galway, Siona Gruverman, Brielle Hodgkin, Max Maneikis, Alexander Meader, Elizabeth Mellon, Mackenzie Mills-Dudding, Connor Mills-Dudding, Amanda Panciocco, Rosie Panenka, Audrey Piltch, Jennifer Schaefer, Ariella Searfoss, Ian Smith, Lorenzo Sparta, Elliott Spaulding, Nicholas Stebbins, Riley Sterling, Teo Steverlynck-Horne, Cody Wall, YiLin Wang and Margaret Whitaker
Oliver Beardsley-Stites, Joshua Chirnitch, Tristan Hatton, Jordan Knighton and Kendra Williams
Zane Aquiar, Avery Baker-Schlendering, Meredith Carter, Alexander Dawson, Finnian Furtney, Lilian Gillis, Benjamin Grimm, Phoebe Keliher, Ava Klein, Lela Mellin, Will Morris, Nihal Patil, Emmalynn Pierce, Mason Riggs, Lauren Roussel, Kathleen Tracy, Jillian Wight and Isla Wilson
Zachary Benner, Jackson Giumarro, Ian Grimm, Peyton Landsbergen, Jacie Lavers, Frank Monahan-Morang, Helen Pope, Wil VanNostrand and Augustus Wing
Brooke Brier, Meredith Brier, Brian Brogan, Anthony Casale, Vivien Crawford, Colin Cronin, Tessa Errico, Isaac Flood, Alek Gideon, Amelia Goodwin, Brady Grogan, Robert Landry, Samuel Maneikis, Andrew Morrissey, Mary Kate Murphy, Katherine Murray, Ella Nigro, Annie Norman, Brook Pawlowski, Samuel Robinson, Marcello Santomenna, Keigan Shea, Riley Simon, Madeline Smith, Hunter Towne, Savannah Tracy, Ella Vertenten, John Vnek, Lillian Welsher, Zachary Wentworth, Elizabeth Whittier and Kathryn Whittier
The work of art students at Falmouth High School will be on display during Portland’s First Friday Artwalk on Friday, Feb. 2.