Three Auburn students were featured at this past weekend’s Art in the Valley Visual Art Exhibition held at the Elmwood St. School in Millbury.
Lucy Bowler, Obiamaka Igwenagu and Cecelia LaBonte, all 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 12 Blackstone Valley schools.
Toby Bowler, son of Samuel and Sarah Bowler of Auburn, is a Whitinsville Christian School fourth grader. Cecelia LaBonte, daughter of Jeff and Jenny LaBonte of Auburn, is a fifth grader at WCS. Obiamaka Igwenagu, daughter of Patrick and Tochukwu Igwenagu of Auburn, is an eighth 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 seventh year for Art in the Valley. The two-day event is attended by over 600 people. Sunshine Sign of Grafton and Goretti’s supermarket in Millbury provide support and refreshments for the show.