Lewiston Middle School students to exhibit art

Students from Lewiston Middle School exhibit their artworks of a variety of media in an annual exhibit at the Museum of Art. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and runs through March 24.

The seventh- and eighth-graders will show works that include drawing and painting, masks, ceramics, mosaics, printmaking, wire sculpture and pastels.

“When the students and families attend the opening, they have a sense of pride that the work is hanging in an art gallery,” says Kay Allison, who teaches art at the middle school. “It’s a way of recognizing students talented in the arts.”

“Exhibiting in a gallery setting gives the student a sense of worth,” she says. “The work is matted and hung, or placed under Plexiglas. It adds a polished look.”

The annual exhibit is one aspect of an ongoing relationship between the middle school and the college. Bates’ Adopt-a-School Program is administered by the college’s Center for Service-Learning, which engages students and faculty with community service in a variety of ways. Bates’ involvement has also supported the middle school’s library and provided breakfast for students graduating to Lewiston High School, among other projects.

Admission to the museum is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibit, please call 207-786-6158.

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