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Picture This--Student Art Show

Posted December 4th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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Picture This showcases the work of CSMA students from the Art4Schools program and on-site classes. CSMA directly serves over 24,000 people through on-site and off-site programs each year. See what the instructors and administrators behind the scenes have to say, and come support the student artists at the opening reception on December 9, 3-5pm.

“We are delighted to showcase the work of the talented students from our art programs here at Finn Center and in local schools. CSMA is committed to making sure that all students in our community have access to the arts and arts education. Join us in Mohr Gallery to celebrate and support our student artists!”

-Vickie Scott Grove, Executive Director of CSMA


Artwork by students from Murdock-Portal Elementary

“We have the honor to work with so many amazing students in our local schools through the Art4Schools Program. The work presented in Picture This is a dynamic representation of the incredible dedication, persistence, and creativity present in all of our students and the art teachers that support them.”

-Heidi Lubin, Art4Schools Program Manager

“We are proud of the work created here from very beginner students exploring a new visual voice to students who have continued their studies over several courses. It is exciting to see the skill and imagination of so many of the students inspired by the passion for creating and teaching art by their teachers.”

-Linda Covello, Art School Director


Portrait painting process by Catherine L. in Painting II: Oil with Asami Akinaga

“I absolutely love all of my students’ pieces in the show, which includes landscape and portrait paintings, portraits in pencil, and figure drawings in charcoal. The student show is always a great way to celebrate their hard work and progress. There’s a feeling of accomplishment when you see your work hung up on the wall, and I hope the show inspires others to incorporate art into their lives.”

-Asami Akinaga, Studio Art Instructor


Tote bags by students in Fashion Design design with Atreyee Ghosh

“I am so proud of every single one of my students, and the work they have done. They have expressed themselves, created works of beauty, and utilized and honed their creative thinking, all while having prodigious amounts of fun. To me, that’s the essence of art. I love that their work has this platform to be showcased on.  Exhibition leads to discussion, which in turn leads to appreciation and inspiration. I hope the show leaves viewers inspired!”

-Atreyee Ghosh, Preschool and Elementary Art Instructor


Graphic novel layout by Jessica P. in Narrative Illustration with Andy Gouveia

“In my Narrative Illustration class, students work on ongoing projects that test their skills as designers, figure artists, actors and storytellers. It’s a demanding class aimed at experienced students. It’s thrilling to watch students sharpen their ideas over the weeks and push against the boundaries of their comfort zone. They erase and redraw. Compositions get reworked. Some gravitate towards humor, fantasy or poetry. Their voices get stronger and clearer. In the final images the hard work pays off—if a picture tells a story, it can be a magic window into an imagined world.”

-Andy Gouveia, Studio Art Instructor

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