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Calling All Community Artists!

CHS student artwork
CHS student artwork

As part of the celebration of the Town of Colchester’s 250th Anniversary (1763–2013), Colchester School District’s art teachers invite one and all to enter the Lighthouse Project art contest. (Please click here to view a flier about the contest.)

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Community members are invited to create a work of art in any media depicting the Colchester Reef Lighthouse—or any lighthouse—and deliver it to Anne Cummings at Colchester High School by April 17, 2013. (To view a photograph of the lighthouse and to learn more about its history, click here.)

CMS students with their artwork "Four-Season Tree." The pair worked on the piece nearly every day for four months.
CMS students with their artwork “Four-Season Tree.” The pair worked on the piece nearly every day for four months.

And are you cleaning out your attics and garages to get ready for spring? Maybe you can help Colchester Middle School’s art department give new life to old wooden chairs that you no longer want!

How?

Students are studying the works of Monet, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Grant Wood, René Magritte, Picasso, Kandinsky, and many others, and art educator William Albright is seeking folding wooden chairs that will be repaired and painted using techniques mimicking the styles of many of these famous artists. The chairs will be auctioned off at the Colchester School District Art Show later this year, and all proceeds will benefit CMS arts opportunities. Anyone wishing to donate chairs may drop them off at CMS during school hours, and Mr. Albright can be reached at (802) 264-5800 or by e-mail at albrightw@csdvt.org for any questions. (To view some examples of ideal wooden chair donations, please click here.)

Colchester Middle School students display their award-winning interpretations of peace
Colchester Middle School students display their award-winning interpretations of peace

CSD students’ artwork was recently on display as part of the Champlain Valley Regional Art Show, and some of our artists have won significant acclaim for their work in recent years.

CHS student artwork
CHS student artwork

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