CMCA Exhibits Student Artwork from Leaps of Imagination

LeapsStudents make collagraph prints in the Leaps of Imagination program.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will host two community gatherings and exhibitions of student artwork from this fall’s Leaps of Imagination in-school art and literature program in December. The first event will be in Tenants Harbor at the Jackson Memorial Library on Friday, December 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. The second will be on Vinalhaven at the New Era Gallery’s Windy Way Barn on Friday, December 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend free of charge.

Led by four mentor artists – Alexis Iammarino, Sarah Rogers, Sandy Weisman, and Nancy Harris Frohlich – children in the multi-week Leaps program imagined the infinite possibilities for creative design and storytelling. As one student observed, “Leaps of Imagination makes kids have imaginative brains and think of ideas!” Another revealed why art is important for kids, “When you do art you can make many beautiful things!”

The event on December 4 at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will feature the work of third graders from the St. George School, illustrating the theme “What is a Story?” On Vinalhaven on December 11, second and third graders will share their artwork reflecting their interests and ideas, ranging from fishing to a school for animals.

CMCA’s Leaps of Imagination program is supported in part by the Davis Family Foundation, the Maine Arts Commission, the Nellie L. Taft Foundation, and individual donors. For more information, call (207) 236-2875