BRUNSWICK –– Artwork from 50 elementary students from across the Brunswick Schools was displayed for family and community members to see during Monday’s “A Night of the Arts.”
According to Kidder Elementary School art teacher, Mark Vance, the art show is usually held in the school board office. The art hangs there for a year until it is returned to the students in the summer and replaced by artwork from a new round of students.
However, parents filed into the Performing Arts Center this year instead to view student art since the show aligned with the school board’s award ceremony. The board awarded students from across the district for sports, music, academic excellence, being a model citizen in school, and other achievements.
“All of the artwork you see here is from the elementary buildings and it hangs in the board office. Every summer the artwork gets changed out,” Vance said.
Vance arranges the artwork after the elementary school art teachers choose which pieces that will shown.
“The art teachers send me seven pieces of artwork that they choose from their students in any of their grades,” Vance said.
Seeing the excitement on the student’s faces as people viewing the artwork is Vance’s favorite part of the art show.
“Just look around and look at the kids’ smiles and how proud they are of their artwork,” Vance said.
Elise Sepesy, a sixth-grader at Visintainer Middle School, showed off a picture of three fish that she drew last year in the fifth grade.
“My favorite part was creating the fish,” Sepesy said. “All of us did fish, but some of us did one fish, one or two, but I chose to do three.”