Students bringing art out of the classroom

Andrew Wagstaff
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AMHERST - Already making history as a pilot program, the art class at E.B. Chandler Junior High School will soon have a chance to display its work alongside other pieces of Cumberland County history.

The work of the Grade 7-8 students, which will include silkscreen prints by the Grade 7 students and metal relief pieces by the Grade 8 students, will be unveiled in a "Student Art Exhibit" and reception at Cumberland County Museum and Archives on Friday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m.

Art teacher Sandra Huntley said she was approached by the museum about putting on the show, and was very receptive to the idea, as she had wanted to put on a show in the community but was uncertain how to go about it. She said it is a great experience for the students to show their work.

"It gives them a chance to take it outside their individual activities, and give something for other people to look at," she said. "Kind of like the band program (does for music students), this gives art students the chance to have a little of the spotlight and get a little recognition."

(For the full story, see the April 30 issue of The Citizen)

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