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Morse High School Students Work Featured

May 11, 2013

Bath’s first ArtWalk

This year’s first Bath ArtWalk on May 17 (5:00 – 7:30 pm) will include a juried exhibition of student art at Mae’s Café at the corner of High and Centre Streets.  The student exhibition from Morse High School’s fine arts program is in its sixth season, but this is the first time it has connected with the ArtWalk.

“The 63 students represented in the exhibition have achieved skills in a variety of mediums, and they work hard to hone their observational awareness,” said Constance Panetski, director of the fine arts program at Morse.   “We are grateful to Mae’s Café for providing space for the art students at Morse to exhibit their work and demonstrate to the community the talent and creativity that these young people have to offer.”

“We are especially pleased to welcome the Morse fine arts exhibition as part of the Bath ArtWalk,” said Jennifer Geiger, Director of Main Street Bath, the organizer of this year’s ArtWalks.  “It’s great to be able to bring together Bath’s professional arts community with students and families from the school system, and we’re excited to grow this connection in future years.”

The collaboration was arranged by Bath resident Peter Alexander, executive director of the Maine Alliance for Arts & Education, the Kennedy Center’s alliance network affiliate for the State of Maine. “Recognizing that arts education programs thrive best in communities that value their arts and cultural sector,” said Alexander, “We feel that it’s important to build connections between student artists and professional artists in the community. ArtWalk provides a wonderful opportunity to do this, and we’re very grateful for the cooperation and collaboration that is allowing our Morse students to be a part of ArtWalk this year. We hope other communities are doing this, too.”

The following students are featured in the 2013 exhibit:

Art 2 (grades 9-12):  Kristina Blake, Josh Reno, Pearl Wilson, Isabelle Paulus, Signe Ostergaard, Nikita Morin, Savannah Silva, Lea Machnitzky, Katrin Ralsen, Megan Curtis, Olivia Doughty, Emily Newell, Cassie Curry, Caleb Burgess, Nichole Laggan, Joel Harris, Madison Burch, Elizabeth Nelson, Kaylee Seekins, Sydney  Osterhout, Carly McDorr, Drew Ceglinski, Rachel Glick, Taylor Freeman

Commercial Arts: Jordan Omo, Toni Gregoire

Independent Study: Sophie Mayo, Silas Gringrow

Art 3 (grades 10-12):  Leslie Wyman, Debra Glick, Tristan Brewer, Chad Bonti, Kayla Brasil, Emily Parker, Rachel Rist, Anita Doughty, Niesa Ryder,

Art 4 (grades 10-12):  Brooke Taylor, Autumn Thompson, Tori Decoteau, Morgan Quigg, Sara MacNeil, Nicole Carr

Advanced Placement (grade 12):  Victoria Smith, Sierra Meszaros, Sydne Campbell, Tyler Dorr, Charlotte Recknagel, Hannah Rossetti, Jade Earl, Megan Young

Photography II (grades 9-12):  Emma Campbell, Makayla Welsh, Hannah Morong, Jon Herrick, Marisabel Rodriguez, Molly Maurer

Photograph by Morse High School junior, Jon Herrick

Photograph by Morse High School junior, Jon Herrick

The Bath ArtWalk and Tour will be held monthly on the third Friday of each month, May through September from 5-8pm. Brochures with participating artist locations are available at group venues in Bath City Hall Auditorium and Nancy Carleton Real Estate offices during ArtWalk, and at the Main Street Bath office at 15 Commercial Street.

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