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Add Some Color to Spring—Art Shows and Contest Abound!

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.
—Georgia O’Keeffe

Please join us for the 2013 Colchester School District Art Show Tuesday, May 7 through Friday, May 10 in the Colchester High School gymnasium from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. There will also be a reception—with refreshments served—for students, family members, and the community on Thursday, May 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The reception will provide an opportunity for the artists to discuss their work.

The CSD Art Show features works of art from every grade level in the district. Throughout the show, attendants may vote for their favorite piece of artwork from each school; winners of the People’s Choice awards receive art supplies and may showcase their work in the main display case in the CHS lobby. More than 500 works of art are expected to be showcased by Colchester High School students alone, covering Art 1 and 2-D Art, Photography (film and digital), Pottery 1 and 2, and 3-D Art. In addition, all CHS art students will write an artist statement reflecting upon their work and the creative process, which not only hones their writing skills but also helps the viewers to understand the specialized artistic techniques the students learned through the art program.

In related news, the Thirty-Second-Annual Congressional Art Competition, championed by Congressman Peter Welch and originally initiated by former US Senator Jim Jeffords, will feature the work of five Colchester High School students—Marie Bouffard, Nick Bezio, Lucie Stein, Sarah St. Amour, and Carina Sobel. All five students are currently completing Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolios. Student work from high schools across the state will be on exhibit May 1-13, 2013, at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, concluding with an awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on May 13.

Marie Bouffard's "Aztec Fox"
Marie Bouffard’s “Aztec Fox”
Carina Sobel's "Clouds"
Carina Sobel’s “Clouds”
Lucie Stein's  "Clelia of the Digital Age"
Lucie Stein’s “Clelia of the Digital Age”
Sarah St. Amour's "Leap of Faith"
Sarah St. Amour’s “Leap of Faith”
Nicholas Bezio's "Let the Games Begin"
Nicholas Bezio’s “Let the Games Begin”

The Congressional Art Competition celebrates artistic talent in every congressional district in the nation. Winning entries selected at the district level are displayed at the US Capitol Building for one year.

For more information about any of these events, please e-mail CHS art teacher Anne Cummmings (

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