Celebrating Art at the MAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit in Boston

The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.  Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds. – Elliot Eisner

Once again I am happy to showcase six middle school artists who will have work on display at the 2018 Youth Art Month exhibit in Boston, hosted by the Massachusetts Art Education Association. The Youth Art Month exhibit will run from February 5 through March 27 and is being held at the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Place in Boston. Exhibit hours are from 9-5 weekdays (except for Presidents Day), with a family celebration on Sunday, March 4.

Every year when this exhibit comes around, I am proud of the quality of work my students display. This year, I am especially proud of the variety of work being submitted from traditional portraiture to ceramics, to 3D printing, including one collaborative piece from our Game Makers unit. True to the words of Elliot Eisner above, these artworks show a controlled response to the many twists and turns of the creative process.

2018 Youth Art Month Artists: Katelyn Julian, Natalia Manzolini, Madison LaCortiglia, Mirabella Romano, Kayla Vallecillo, Ethan Herron

Here is a closer look at the artists and their artwork:

Katelyn Julian  •  Grade Six  •  Self Portrait in Charcoal

Natalia Manzolini & Madison LaCortiglia  •  Grade Six  •  3D Printed Game Pieces 

Mirabella Romano  •  Grade Five  •  Self Portrait in Colored Pencils

Kayla Vallecillo  •  Grade Five  •  Ceramic Sharks in Melted Glass Water

Ethan Herron  •  Grade Six  •  3D Printed Castle 

Ethan is now in grade seven. He designed this castle in June of his sixth grade year.
Designed with the Morphi App

When you see these students, please congratulate them on their fine work!


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