On February 17, 2021

Brandon Artists Guild holds student art show

By Sai Brush, Courtesy of Brandon Artist Guild

Despite the challenges facing students and teachers this year, the Brandon Artists Guild (BAG) proudly announces its annual show of new artwork by local students from grades K to 12. The exhibit runs from Feb. 5 through Feb. 28.

The exhibit includes work from students from Otter Valley UHS, Barstow Memorial,  Neshobe Elementary, and Lothrop, Sudbury, and Leicester elementary schools. This celebration of creativity from our schools gives students an exciting opportunity to have their work displayed in a professional gallery setting. The exhibit also provides the public a rare chance to see talented student work in a wide variety of styles and media. In addition to artwork on the walls, the exhibit includes a video slide show of socially distanced student work.

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Sawyer shows off his snowman painting.

“It has been a strange year, but working with students to make, talk about, and look at art has been inspiring and motivating,” said Otter Valley art teacher and BAG ceramic artist Dasha Kalisz.  “The slide show and photocopies of student work are examples of the modifications taking place in this ‘new normal.’”

“Students were able to use art to take a break and focus on the act of creation,” added Otter Valley art teacher Frannie Willard. “They found ways to express their disappointment, came to realize that they were not alone even though we were all in isolation, and discovered beauty in unexpected places.”

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Olivia and Isabelle contributed to the paper quilt.

An artist-run gallery, the Brandon Artists Guild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization supporting the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs.

The BAG, at 7 Center Street in Brandon is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Information: 802-247-4956 or BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

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Finley, Nathan and Sawyer viewing digital art.

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