Montserrat Collaborative Arts Program with Lynn Boys and Girls Club

August 9, 2013

In photo: Montserrat’s Community-Engaged Arts Program Manager Susan Handler with Montserrat student Teaching Artists Daniel Stone and Phoebe Warner with the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn and The REAL Program summer enrichment students.

Montserrat College of Art’s Outreach Connection will present a multi-faceted art exhibit, film screening, reception and panel discussion on the Here We Are!  Lynn Boys and Girls Club program collaboration, Aug. 12 and 13, 9:30 – 11 a.m., at 23 Essex St., Beverly. The public is welcome to stop by at any time during open hours.

Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn and the children’s literacy provider The REAL Program, the outreach art component has been developed by Montserrat College of Art students Phoebe Warner and Daniel Stone, of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Illustration Programs. The six-week enrichment program, Here We Are! takes the Lynn children, ages five through ten, on a reading and art journey. Students will be creating art individually and through teamwork that teaches learning through visual inquiry and creative problem solving. The children’s books selected to read include, Me on the Map, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Patrick’s Dinosaurs and The Color Box.

This summer the reading and art program is being held at the Congregation Ahabat Sholom where elementary school-aged children are benefiting from the input of teachers, college and high school students, and retired professionals in this collaborative service-learning program.

The Here We Are! Community Art Event is being hosted at Montserrat College of Art and is free and open to the public. In addition, the college gallery will be exhibiting “Seven: A Performative Drawing Project” on the first floor gallery, which visitors are welcome to view as well.

The collaborative program is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Work Study Reading Program, the Montserrat College of Art Outreach Connection and The REAL Program.

For information about the event, contact Montserrat’s Community-Engaged Arts Program Manager, Susan Handler, at [email protected] or 978.921.4242 x1650.

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