Rockwell Museum Hosts Annual High School Art Show

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The annual Berkshire County High School Art Show returns for its 26th year at Norman Rockwell Museum with an exhibition opening on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The opening event will include refreshments, the chance to meet the artists behind the works on view, as well as a lecture at 2 for budding artists and their families provided by multimedia artist Ricky Bernstein.

This year's exhibit showcases 131 works of art in a variety of media from 16 different schools and organizations in Berkshire County. The show allows young artists ro learn how to prepare their work for a gallery show, acquire a personal understanding of the exhibition process, and have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional museum setting. Admission is free for the high school show, but it does not include regular museum admission. The exhibition is sponsored by Berkshire Bank Foundation/Legacy Region.

Participating schools include Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School, Berkshire School, Drury High School, John Dewey Academy, Lenox Memorial High School, Miss Hall's School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett High School, Mount Greylock Regional High School, Pittsfield High School, St. Joseph Central High School, Taconic High School and Wahconah Regional High School. Student work from the Renaissance Art School and the 21st Century Spartan Launch Program will also be on view.

Bernstein is a sculptor who uses large glass and aluminum wall reliefs to tell a visual story. His oversized cartoon graphics recall a bygone era of coffee klatches and domestic dramas. His multimedia art presents a narrative of collage-style glass wall hangings with a distinct pop-art flavor.

The following Mount Greylock High students are participating:

Students of Jane-Ellen DeSomma are 10th-graders Alex Delano, Hannah Dubreuil, Kelsey Hadley and RoseMarie Mele; 11th-grader Heidi Lescarbeau; and 12th-graders Wesley Davis, Mary Laidlaw and Hallie Walker. Students of Michael Powers are Chelsea Dean and Nick Zimmerman, both in Grade 12.
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