All-School Art Show

Jacob Hiatt Castle

Explore! Celebrate! Be inspired! That is what visitors to the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School Arts Festival did on Thursday evening (4/7) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This was the first school-wide arts festival.

Participants were able to explore the "All-School Art Show." Each student at Jacob Hiatt Magnet was represented by at least one piece of artwork located on their grade-level floor. Parents, family members and community representatives packed the Jacob Hiatt school library for a presentation of three cultural folk tales created by children and teachers in Grade 2 working with visiting artist Motoko Dworkin. Visitors also had the opportunity to view the Community Mandala Project undertaken by children in Grades 1 and 3 in concert with artist Sarah Haskell. A collaborative art installation project was on view in the Multi-Purpose Room. Every member of the Jacob Hiatt community designed a paper cup to become part of the Jacob Hiatt Castle.

The event was also an opportunity to recognize the work of Roger Lemelin, Visual Art Instructor. In a special message to the school community, Mr. Lemelin wrote, "I would like to thank all the students at Jacob Hiatt Magnet School for all their efforts over the past nine years. It is my hope that my students will appreciate Art throughout their lives and see the beauty that is around them every day."

Portions of the program received funding through the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered through the STARS Residency Program and the Worcester Arts Council.