March 8, 2011

Art and Theater: Student loans

Works by young artists attract the spotlight -- a cherry on top for kids and families to have the creations hanging at PMA, the Saco Museum and elsewhere.

By Bob Keyes
Staff Writer

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Abby Dubois, an eighth-grader at Loranger Middle School, created a pop art food sculpture that will be shown at the Saco Museum.

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Left: “Dinosaur Dancing”by Kayla Pinet,third-grader at Dayton Consolidated School, will beexhibited at the Saco Museum and Dyer Library through April 23.

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WHEN: On view through April 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $4 for ages 6 to 17, and free for ages 5 and younger. Admission is free for everyone from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

INFO: 775-6148;

In Hallowell, the Harlow Gallery hosts Higher Forms of Art through March 12 featuring work from students in seven high schools, including Cony, Gardiner, Hall-Dale, Kents Hill, Maranancook, Readfield and Winthrop. The public is invited to join students and faculty at the opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The opening will feature live music by high school musicians.

From March 16-26, the Harlow will show work by students in grades kindergarten through eight. An opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. March 18.

The Saco Museum and Dyer Museum shows work by students RSU 23 from Saturday through April 23. The exhibition opens with a reception, held simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco Museum, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Students from Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton, Jameson Elementary School, Loranger Middle School and Old Orchard Beach High School in Old Orchard Beach; and C. K. Burns School, Young School, Governor John Fairfield School and Saco Middle School created artwork for the exhibition. More than 2,000 objects will be displayed, including paintings, pastels and sculpture. Local art teachers Piper Bolduc, Debra DiGregorio, Martha Gagne, Joanne Matusko, Diane Noble, Judy Puiia and Dawn Strandburg curated the exhibition.

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Lyman Moore Middle School student Kate Brewer created a self-portrait done in oil and pastels. It will be on display at PMA through April 3.


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