Friday, May 5, 2017

RSU14 Art Show exemplifies the talent of its students by Stephen Signor

The Windham High School recently served as a gallery to showcase the talented artists that exist within the district. It is here that for two hours a large turnout of students, parents, families, and RSU14 staff, along with the community, strolled through hallways where the walls were adorned with a wide range of creations from every genre, through the use of numerous mediums. 
“The art show was an incredible community celebration of parents, students and families coming out to support the visual arts in Windham/Raymond Schools. Students posed with their artwork for photos and enjoyed showing their families the exhibits. 

Those who attended the art show were able to enjoy musical performances by the Windham Chamber Singers and the 3rd Grade Chorus. 

“Without the tireless hard work of the amazing art teachers in our district, this amazing display of student work would not be possible,” shared Windham Middle School art teacher Heather Livingstone.
Windham Middle School Principal, Drew Patin also thought the art show was an excellent community event that highlighted the students’ talents in both the fine arts and performing arts. “It is wonderful to see the support of the community and the progression of students’ work from K-12,” Patin stated. “Students are excited to show off their skills and talents and proud to have it displayed in such a beautiful and large setting.”

Parents were amazed to see what their sons and daughters had created. As Patin stated, “I am struck by how many parents did not realize how talented their children are. The arts provide a different means of thinking, creativity, and perseverance that is hard to duplicate in other classes.” He was also extremely pleased and impressed with the art teachers and the level of performance they are able to have their students obtain in the arts. “The art show is a great example of Windham's focus on the whole child, the cultivating of talents, and the recognition of student work through community functions!”

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