NEC Art Gallery Hosts NH Art Educators’ Association Region VII Exhibit
March is Youth Art Month and there’s plenty to celebrate as New
England College and the NH Art Educators’ Association from Region VII
team up to present K-12 student art to the public March 14 through 18 in
The Gallery at New England College. This multi-media show will
feature student works in painting, photography, printmaking, and
ceramics. The public is invited to a reception for all of the artists on
March 14 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
This will be the first time this annual exhibit will be held in a gallery space; the first time students will have the opportunity to train in gallery practice; and the first time there will be at least $15,000 in New England College merit scholarship money awarded for art excellence.
Pictured (below): Submission by student at
Hillsboro-Deering High School
top high school students have been selected to serve as exhibition
curators by their teachers. Five students from John Stark Regional High
School (Weare) and five students from the Hillsboro-Deering High School
will work with Gallery Director Darryl Furtkamp, Associate Professor of
Art History Inez McMermott, and several NEC art students on the design
and installation of their exhibition. Once the students have the layout
of the exhibit completed, they will have the opportunity to learn about
professional gallery hanging, labeling, and lighting of artwork.
“They’ll have hands-on experience in gallery installation, a rare
opportunity for any art student at the high school level,” said Gallery
Director Furtkamp. “Installing an exhibit is an art form in and of
itself; it’s the perfect opportunity to enrich the level of learning for
students of art so early in their careers.” Installation will take
place on Wednesday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Prior to the opening reception on March 14, New England College art faculty will review all of the submitted high school work. At least $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded in recognition of art excellence shown by the participating students. New England College offers undergraduate programs in art and art history and students may choose to specialize in general studio art, graphic and communication design, painting/drawing, photography, or art history. Graduates of this program acquire a foundation for professional or graduate study or careers in teaching, museum work, and studio and commercial art.
Admission to The Gallery is free and hours for this special exhibition will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Gallery is located on Main Street in Henniker, New Hampshire, adjacent to the College’s Administration Building. For more information, call The Gallery at 603-428-2329.
Region VII of the NH Art Educators’ Association includes schools in Bow, Croydon, Deering, Dunbarton, Goffstown, Goshen, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hopkinton, Lempster, New Boston, Newport, Stoddard, Sunapee, Washington, Weare, and Windsor.