WEST NEWBURY – Superintendent Justin Bartholomew and Fine & Performing Arts Department Chair Marcia Nadeau invite the public to attend a virtual ceremony honoring an award-winning artist from Pentucket Regional High School.
Senior Timothy Friend of West Newbury will be one of 27 student-artists honored during the 2021 Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions Exhibit on Thursday, April 15, at 6:45 p.m. Dr. James A. Welu, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum, will deliver the keynote address.
Those interested in attending must register in advance here.
Timothy created this puppet in the fall of 2020, as part of an Independent Study under the guidance of Art Teacher Sean Bixby. Timothy’s studies combined his interest in film, character development, script writing, puppeteering, and fiber arts. Timothy continued his independent work and portfolio development under Nadeau’s guidance this spring.
“The puppet character that I have created and designed is a very sophisticated vulture named Lord Ballard,” Friend said. “He eats only the finest foods (no roadkill for him), sleeps in the finest nests and wears a combover which he thinks makes him look very sophisticated. Lord Ballard wears a monocle that is attached by magnets; it is removable.”
Friend drew his inspiration from Adam Kreutinger, who has designed and constructed puppets for television, film, and theatrical productions internationally.
“This in an incredible accomplishment for Timothy,” Nadeau said. “I hope the community will join the Fine & Performing Arts Department and High School in congratulating him and attending the Juried Exhibit Awards Ceremony.”
Friend’s entry and other MAEA award-winners may be viewed here.