The Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, presents “Cannon School, Mind and Spirit” through Monday, Jan.10. The exhibit, which features selected artwork by Cannon students in junior-K through twelfth grade, opened Nov. 30 in the museum’s Star Gallery.
Cannon School Art Teacher Belinda Armstrong first reached out to the museum in 2006, and the museum’s School Programs Coordinator Joel Smeltzer has invited the school to exhibit work every year since.
“It was part of the Visual Arts Department’s vision to offer opportunities for our students to exhibit their work in a gallery beyond our school,” Armstrong said in an e-mail. “We wanted to share the rich creative talent of our students and to publicly recognize the artistic achievement of our students.”
Work was selected for display at the discretion of Cannon art teachers Armstrong, Krista Johns, Cheryl Judd-Magee and Rain Parker. The opportunity to exhibit their work can have a huge impact on the art students, Armstrong said.
“The opportunity can be a pivotal moment for older students who are thinking about their future plans and can determine their (pursuit) of an artistic career,” she said. “For younger students, the pure joy of being recognized for their creativity can inspire them to continue to develop their passion.”