Falmouth students artists (alongside students from Brunswick and Bucksport) had the chance to meet the First Lady and received a certificate of excellence for their artwork in Augusta yesterday. The Excellence in Visual & Performing Arts exhibition is showcasing work from the three districts in government buildings until the end of May. Students from all grades (K-12) are featured in the show. Mr. Adams did a lot of organizing of the pieces and parts but wants to thank all the teachers in the district not only for helping choose student works but for their continued efforts in the arts and the amazing work they draw out of their students. These art teachers inspire daily and the spectacular collection hanging now in the capital couldn’t happen without you.
There was also a great musical element to the event featuring the Falmouth Jazz Singers and some truly excellent high school actors. Thank you also to Beth Lambert (who was the amazing contact person from the Dept. of Ed. through the entire process) and Argy Nestor (director of Art Ed. at the Maine Arts Commission). A lot of people put a lot of time and effort into pulling this all together and the final results were stunning. If you can get up to Augusta and check it out I highly recommend it.
Students with the First Lady are below, and their artwork is below that.