Two Auburn students were featured at Friday’s Art in the Valley Visual Art Exhibition held at the Elmwood St. School in Millbury.

Toby Bowler and Cecelia LaBonte, both students at the Whitinsville Christian School in Northbridge, were nominated by art teacher Linda Barnes to display pieces they completed as part of the school art curriculum.  There were over 100 young artists from grades K-8 featured at the show, representing about 12 Blackstone Valley schools.

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Toby poses with his artwork at the Art in the Valley show April 4, 2014.

Toby Bowler, son of Samuel and Sarah Bowler of Auburn, is a  Whitinsville Christian School third grader.

Cecelia LaBonte, daughter of Jeff and Jenny LaBonte, is a fourth grader at WCS.

Art in the Valley is an effort among K-8 Blackstone Valley Art Teachers made possible by a generous grant to the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation from Sunshine Sign in Grafton, MA. The goal is to showcase the student impact provided by art education. Since 2005, art teachers in the Valley have pooled resources and imagination to assemble representative work, prepare an accessible venue, and encourage valley-wide participation.

This is the sixth year for Art in the Valley.  The two-day event is attended by over 600

Cecelia LaBonte and her flower still life at Art in the Valley, April 4, 2014.

Cecelia LaBonte and her flower still life at Art in the Valley, April 4, 2014.

people.  In addition to Sunshine Sign of Grafton, Goretti’s supermarket in Millbury donates the refreshments for the show.