WHITMAN — Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak and Whitman-Hanson Regional High School art instructor Christina Maher are pleased to announce that artwork by six students from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School were selected to be presented at the Massachusetts Art Educators Association (MAEA) Youth Art Month Exhibit.
The students who earned this recognition, along with the names of their works and the medium, are:
- Ashleigh O’Keefe — “Melissophobia,” Acrylic
- Julie Buckley — “Favorite Fall Coats,” Pastels
- Eryka Ingram — “First Snow,” Photography
- Nina Gorman — “Self Portrait,” Charcoal
- Riley Scott — “On Replay,” Acrylic
- Lily Hawk — “Evening Drive,” Watercolor
“I am incredibly proud of each student who submitted work and received this honor,” Maher said. “Everyone put in hours and hours of hard work into their pieces and they all turned out to be truly special. It’s a great feeling to see the students rewarded for their dedication.”
Each year, the MAEA sponsors a Youth Art Month exhibit in Boston for students from preschool through 12th grade during March. Art educators from public, private and independent schools each submit student-created works of art for the exhibit, which is being held virtually this year.
Overall, 136 teachers from 85 towns and cities in Massachusetts submitted over 750 works of art to the exhibit. Youth Art Month is celebrated nationally to demonstrate the importance of the fine arts in curriculum of both elementary and secondary education.
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School’s exhibit is available at this link.
To view the entire exhibit, and to learn more about the MAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit, click here.