Mentoring Program Ends with Exhibit

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council hosted an art reception for the participants of their new initiative, STArt! (Students, Teachers, Artists). Thirty seven of the forty student participants arrived on Friday, May 18 with family, friends and school representatives for a chance to see their work framed and hung in the Centre for the Arts gallery space in Centreville. It was a packed auditorium with over one-hundred and thirty people at the reception. Program Chair Sharon Lipsius addressed the students, artists and educators, giving special praise to the sponsors and foundations that helped get the project launched saying, “Without funding, the STArt! Program would have only remained an idea. You stepped up to the plate and showed your willingness to support our youth and the arts.”

Program support was received from Choptank Electric Trust, Love Point Deli, Queenstown Bank, Susan K. Black Foundation, The Digital Architects, The Peoples Bank and Maryland State Arts Council.

Four artists, four schools, forty students and their art instructors took part in the one-on-one art mentoring program. Artists Ric Conn, Stephen Griffin, Jonathan Shaw and Rick Strittmater visited Centreville, Matapeake, Stevensville and Sudlersville middle schools respectively for a two hour art lesson in various media.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.