Three cheers for FMS seventh grader Emily Charest who has a painting on display at the Portland Museum of Art for their 2017 Youth Art Month exhibition. Students art work from around the state of Maine will be on display until April 7th on the bottom floor of the museum. All grades and mediums are represented and the show is beautiful. Student artists were recognized on Saturday evening and received a certificate from the director of the MAEA and a large crowd of parents and teachers.
Emily’s piece “Reflected Bird” was inspired by the work of Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar. Ipcar’s work is featured prominently at the PMA and I think the artist (who passed away just last month at age 99) would have been pleased to see Emily’s painting.
I encourage all to go see the wonderful art created by Emily and other Maine Youth Artists.
*(for the record, that guy with the scruffy hair in the last photo is Emily’s art teacher. )