Saturday, April 8, 2017

SCS Mentor Art Projects added to Shelburne Town Offices

On Thursday, April 6, a new art installation was unveiled in Ann Janda’s office on the second floor of the Town Office Building. The art was created by students in the Shelburne Community School’s Connecting Youth (CY) Mentoring program.  Under the guidance of SCS CY mentor & artist Elizabeth Archangeli, each mentor-mentee pair was provided with an 18” square of canvas.  Pairs were instructed to research and create Folk Art.  As the exhibit shows, there are many different interpretations of these instructions!  

SCS CY Mentor and Artist Elizabeth Archangeli and her mentee Sarah show off some of the folk art mural squares before they are brought to the Town Offices.  

Kathy Stockman and Ayesha show off their folk art mural square in the SCS CY Mentoring room.

Lisa Merrill and Janson display their folk art mural panel created in the SCS CY Mentoring program.

Town maintenance technician Kyle Wagner does the hard work of hanging each of the eight panels of folk art squares created by students in the SCS CY Mentoring program, transforming the huge blank white wall into a riot of color!

Town Manager Joe Colangelo, Director of Administration Ann Janda, and Maintenance Technician Kyle Wagner admire the newly-installed folk art panels created by students and their mentors in the SCS CY Mentoring program.

Town maintenance technician Kyle Wagner finishes installing the SCS CY Mentoring folk art panels in Ann Janda’s office.  Each of the 24 canvas squares represents folk art researched and painted by a mentor-mentee pair.

The SCS CY Mentoring program matches adult community volunteers with children in 5th - 8th grade.  Pairs meet for 45 minutes each week at the school, during the school day.  We are actively recruiting new mentors now for Fall 2017.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about this program should please contact SCS CY Mentor coordinator Alice Brown,

Joe and Ann invite all to swing by and check out the new permanent exhibits!

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