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News : Arts May 20, 2017 - 5:52:25 AM


Fairfield Students District-wide Art Show at Pequot Library

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Local family celebrates the arts at 2016 Fairfield Public Schools' Annual District-wide Art Show at Pequot Library. (contributed photo)
Southport, CT – Pequot Library is honored to host Fairfield Public Schools’ 43rd Annual District-wide Art Show, from Friday, May 26 - Friday, June 2, 2017 in the Auditorium and Reading Room. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. To better facilitate the town’s participation, encouraged viewing times for elementary schools are between 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and for secondary schools from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Pequot Library will showcase more than 800 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks made by Fairfield Public Schools students. The exhibition is a tribute to the talented students and teachers of Fairfield’s two high schools, three middle schools, and 11 elementary schools, exemplifying the progression of skills from kindergarten through high school, and demonstrating the building blocks of Fairfield’s extraordinary visual art program.

Michele Hermsen, Fairfield K-12 Art Department Coordinator adds, “Fairfield Public Schools is proud to showcase their 43rd Annual District-wide Art Show at the Pequot Library. An important part of our district mission is to promote creativity, critical thinking, self-expression, and individuality among all of our students. The dedication and commitment of our students and teachers is evident through this comprehensive progression of K-12 student artwork. The partnership between the Fairfield Public Schools and the Pequot Library demonstrates the bond between the school district and the Fairfield community. Together we combine forces to foster creativity and promote intellectual development for all of our young citizens.”

As one of the gala events of the Fairfield school year, the District-wide Art Show offers the community the opportunity to celebrate its young artists. Parents, students, and educators will come together to explore the exhibition and to admire the color schemes, patterns, compositions, beauty, and ingenuity of the outstanding works on display. The public is also invited to enjoy the Advanced Placement (AP) exhibition with selections from Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde High Schools in The Perkin Gallery, which is on view from May 15 – June 2, 2017.

Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!




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