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MHNO Hosts East End Community School Art Show at Hill House

The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization and the East End Community School (EECS) arts program have joined in an exciting collaboration to bring the first annual student art show into the community. Art created by EECS elementary students will be on display at the MHNO's Hill House on Friday, March 10th, 5-8 pm for the gala opening, with the show continuing on Saturday, March 11th, from noon to 3. The Hill House is at 92 Congress Street at the corner of Atlantic Street. 

The art on display will be creations by students in Pre-K through grade 5. A variety of media are used. The goal is to expose the students to art in its many forms. Pre-K students are learning to use a single color in an original piece. Grade 1 students have experimented with pattern weaving and repeating patterns. Grade 2 students have engaged in layering landscapes. Grade 5 students have created surprises with interesting gel prints.

EECS is one of the district’s most diverse schools. Students and families come from 36 different countries, speaking 31 different languages.

Art is an important language as well. EECS has a vibrant art program, headed by art teacher Melissa Maher, whose enthusiasm for art and her dedication to her students is contagious! MHNO Board Member and former arts educator Carol Connor is working with Ms. Maher to produce the show. This event coincides with the national recognition of March as Youth Art Month, which promotes art education. Please drop by to catch this great show and support students, the community and a neighborhood school. ´╗┐Questions can be directed to: info@munjoyhill.org

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