From kindergarten kids to high-school seniors, students throughout the state have created more than 100 works of art as part of Maine Youth Art Month, which begins Saturday with an exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art. The student show of paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, mixed media pieces and other works is on view through March 29 at the museum, 7 Congress Square, Portland. “This is an exhibition for the entire community to discover the emerging voices of Maine’s youth and to recognize the immense value of arts education in our schools,” said museum spokeswoman Kristen Levesque in a press release. Youth Art Month has been observed nationally since 1961, and the PMA and the Maine Art Education Association have collaborated on the annual statewide celebration since 1980.

College students make the grade

The following students were recently named to the dean’s list or honor roll of their respective university or college during the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Emerson College: Brianna Bigelow, of Bath; and Christabel Frye, of Bath.

Loyola University, Maryland: Kyle Webb, of Brunswick.

Maine Maritime Academy: Samuel Bessey, of Brunswick; Kurt Carlson, of Topsham; and Joel Harris, of Bath.

Quinnipiac University: Anna Rohman, of Topsham; and Caroline Tufts, of Topsham.

Rochester Institute of Technology: Ryan Brescia, of Brunswick; and Zachary Miller, of Brunswick.

St. Lawrence University: Laurel Hurd, of Brunswick; Elizabeth Muller, of Brunswick; and Satchel Toole, of Brunswick.

Sidebar Elements

Brunswick High School sophomore Julia Baumgarte recently created this paper collage, “Beat of the Drum,” which is on view at the Portland Museum of Art as part of Maine Youth Art Month in March.

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