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UMFK to host annual "Young Artist Exhibition" closing reception

May 7, 2010


The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a closing reception for the second annual “Young Artist Exhibition” on Sunday, May 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the gallery of Blake Library. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit of artwork by talented young artists enrolled in public schools across the St. John Valley has been on display in the Blake Library Gallery. The selection of work includes sculptures, collages, drawings, paintings and photographs.
The young artists, enrolled in grades 6 to 12, represent Fort Kent Community High School, Madawaska Middle High School, Wisdom Middle High School, and Dr. Levesque Elementary School.
Students from Fort Kent Community High Schoolinclude: Jessica Becker, Crystal Bouley,   Mollie Hicks, Elizabeth Morneault, and Chapin Scaggs. Their art teacher is Doug Clapp.
Madawaska Middle/High School are represented by: Faith Beaupre, Kortney Collins, Nicole Cyr, Jennifer Daigle, Tonya Dubois, Amber Gabriel, Lindsay Greenlaw, Sarah Hebert, Lindsey Lavoie, Zachary Levesque, Sara Morin, Julia Richards, Elizabeth Theriault, Jill Thibeault, and Alyssa Thibodeau. Their art teacher is Therese Provenzano.
Students representing Wisdom Middle/High School are: Jory Chamberland, Julie Clavette, Melana Marquis, Andrew Mendonca, Tyra Michaud, Vanesa Pelletier, Dorothy Rossignol, Reno Soucy, and Justin Taggett. Their art teacher is Theresa Cerceo.
The young artist exhibition is a collaborative effort between Paul Gebhardt, UMFK assistant professor of Art and Art Education; Dr. Richard W. Cost, UMFK president; Therese Provenzano, art teacher at Madawaska Middle/High School; Theresa Cerceo, art teacher at Wisdom Middle/High School and Doug Clapp, art teacher at Fort Kent Community High School.