Stockbridge, MA, February 8, 2012— The Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show returns for its 27th year at Norman Rockwell Museum with a special exhibition opening to be held on Saturday, February 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. (rescheduled from storm-related closing on February 9). Enjoy an afternoon in celebration of the talented young artists from Berkshire County high schools. The opening event will include refreshments, the chance to meet the artists behind the works on view, as well as a special 2 p.m. lecture for budding artists and their families.
This year the High School Art Show showcases over 100 works of art from 14 different schools in Berkshire County. Students submit original works to the Berkshire County High School Art Show in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. The young artists 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 to the High School Art Show and opening is free. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Berkshire Bank.
“The Berkshire Bank Foundation is pleased to continue to offer our support for this important program that provides students with valuable hands-on experience,” says Lori Gazzillo, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations for Berkshire Bank. “We have been so impressed with the caliber of the work, and look forward to seeing the new art on display this year. We applaud Norman Rockwell Museum for implementing and carrying out this very worthwhile program.”
Participating schools in the 27th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show include: BArT Charter School, Berkshire School, Drury High School, Great Barrington Waldorf High School, John Dewey Academy, Lee High School, Miss Hall’s School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett Regional High School, Mount Greylock Regional High School, Pittsfield High School, St. Joseph Central High School, Taconic High School, and Wahconah Regional High School.