DURHAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL will host an opening of its latest art addition titled “Currents” on Thursday evening. The sculpture — made of woods including purpleheart, yellowheart, jatoba, zebrawood, and birdseye maple — is the work of Brunswick native Kyle Downs, who is currently a visual arts technician at Bowdoin College. A reception to mark the opening will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 654 Hallowell Road. “Currents” is funded through Maine’s Percent For Art program. Downs’ work is a visual representation of how Durham students take different routes to move from their small town and community school out into the world. “I wanted to have a piece that would exemplify the idea that the school isn’t just in the middle of nowhere and it’s something that can grow,” Downs said.

DURHAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL will host an opening of its latest art addition titled “Currents” on Thursday evening. The sculpture — made of woods including purpleheart, yellowheart, jatoba, zebrawood, and birdseye maple — is the work of Brunswick native Kyle Downs, who is currently a visual arts technician at Bowdoin College. A reception to mark the opening will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 654 Hallowell Road. “Currents” is funded through Maine’s Percent For Art program. Downs’ work is a visual representation of how Durham students take different routes to move from their small town and community school out into the world. “I wanted to have a piece that would exemplify the idea that the school isn’t just in the middle of nowhere and it’s something that can grow,” Downs said.

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