Student structures, artwork on display

Apr 7, 2023

MATTAPOISETT— Over 450 art projects created by students from Old Hammondtown and Center School were displayed during the Mattapoisett Student Art Show on Thursday, March 23.

According to an Old Rochester Regional School District press release, younger students created structures that move based on the work of sculptor Alexander Calder. 

“There were so many creative projects on display that not only showcased students’ talents, but also connected art to other important subjects like science and writing,” said Center School Principal Linda Ashley.

Second grade students created pins to raise awareness about the conservation while fourth grade students wrote a six-word description to accompany their drawings, inspired by the Six-Word Memoir Project started by Smith Magazine according to the press release.

Peanut, a Diamondback Terrapin turtle made an appearance at the event. 

According to the press release, the species has been “the focus of many projects led by science teacher Ben Squire.”

“We’re so proud of our students and all of their creations,” said Greta Anderson, art teacher for both Mattapoisett schools.

Student artwork will be on display in the Center School through the spring.