P-TECH student artists present graphic design work at the Silvermine Arts Center

NEW CANAAN – Silvermine School of Art continued its tradition of showcasing the youngest artists in the community with works featured this month by P-TECH students.

The arts center will host the show “Teen Fusion” until April 25 in the Student Gallery. The exhibit features the work of art students who are taking graphic design courses at Norwalk Community College at P-TECH Norwalk as part of the college curriculum while completing high school.

“P-TECH is fortunate to have Mary Jo (McGonagle) on staff to provide students with access to college-level art courses,” P-TECH Director Karen Amaker said in a statement. Press release. “Having the opportunity to showcase their talent at the Silvermine Arts Center validates them as artists.”

McGonagle is a graphic designer and high school instructor.

“It is so rewarding to watch my students develop their artistic skills over the semester,” she said in the statement.

Student artists shared their work at the gallery’s April 6 opening with a reception that welcomed teachers, family, friends and Silvermine staff.

Barbara Linarducci, CEO of the Silvermine Arts Center, called the student art exhibit part of the center’s “mission to deepen its engagement with the community” and give student artists a wider audience.

“In its centennial, Silvermine continues to expand its reach in arts education – both through its outreach programs and its collaborations with university programs that revitalize art and design education,” Linarducci said. .

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Clifton L. Boyd