Monson Arts high school program gallery show opening reception

MONSON — Monson Arts will be hosting a free open reception for the high school program’s student gallery show “Carved Moments” from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

This show is a culmination of the 15-session, academic school year program at Monson Arts in partnership with seven local high schools: Greenville Consolidated, Piscataquis Community, Foxcroft Academy, Penquis Valley, Central, Dexter, and Nokomis. Each school sends a select group of 3-5 students working in two sections: visual artists and writers. Each section is led by creative professionals; the painter Alan Bray for the visual artists and the poet Dawn Potter for the writers.

Working in a studio setting at Monson Arts, high school students are taught not only various skills and techniques related to their field, but also how to creative problem solve through instructor-led discussions and peer nurtured conversations. The resulting end of the year show at the Monson Arts Gallery is designed to showcase months of work to give students a sense of the process of starting and completing an art composition or written piece.

The Carved Moments show will be up at the Monson Arts Gallery until May 26, Friday through Sunday, or schedule an appointment for a visit at or 207-997-2070.

This free event will include food and drink with instructors, some students, and Monson Arts staff present to answer any questions and engage attendees. 

Monson Arts was founded in 2018. Their mission is to provide time and space for creative work through residencies, workshops, and educational partnerships. Visit to learn more about all of their programs.

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