FORT KENT, Maine - The University of Maine, Fort Kent's Blake Library Gallery and Therese Provenzano, UMFK Adjunct Visual Art Instructor, will host its fifth annual "Young Artist Exhibition" featuring talented young artists from the St. John Valley public schools. The exhibit will be on display from Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 30th during library summer hours.
A closing reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 30th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception and awards ceremony. UMFK President Wilson G. Hess will be present to greet and congratulate the students.
Schools participating in this yearâ€™s exhibition are Wisdom Middle High School, Madawaska Middle High School, Valley Rivers Middle School, and Community High School of Fort Kent.
The young artists represented in the exhibition from Wisdom Middle High School are Angie Rossignol, Dorothy Rossignol, Cole Marquis, Allen Collin, Emily Yankowsky, Elizabeth Guimond, Mindy Guerrette, Niki Oakes, Sadi Baben, Emily Lavertu, Richard Cyr, and Brianna Pelletier Soucy. The art teacher is Theresa Cerceo.
Madawaska Middle High School is represented by Elizabeth Theriault, and Daley Pedersen. Their gifted and talented teacher is Carlene Levesque. Madawaska Middle High School is also represented by Melissa Williams, Austyn Michaud, Alyssa Thibodeau, Lindsey Greenlaw, Kaziah Cyr, Abby Greenlaw (graduated) and Amanda Nadeau (graduated). Lisa Welch is their art teacher.
Valley Rivers Middle School is represented by Lily Brickman, Hannah Daigle, Emily Plourde, Megan Boulay, and Keardin Bernier. The art teacher is Marybeth Jackson.
Community High School of Fort Kent is represented by Nick Levesque, Reva Pinette, Paige Michaud, Noah Dubay, Erin Chasse, and Sadie Desjardins. Doug Clapp is their art teacher.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Sofia Birden, gallery curator, at 207-834-7527.