CAMDEN – Pizza? Pets? Bike ride ? Family? Rainbows? Ice cream? What do you like the most and what makes you happy? Page Gallery invites children to think about these questions and adorn the walls of the gallery this winter with drawings, paintings or a collage of their favorite things. The exhibition will open on February 1 and will be on display until February 26.
The gallery offers free postcards to 23 Bay View St. and distributes them as part of art programs in local schools, inviting children of all ages to create a work of art depicting the things that make them feel good. joy. Completed postcards can be dropped off or mailed to the gallery for installation in this special youth art exhibit. While celebrating the young artists, gallery visitors will be invited to participate in weaving, a sculpture installation after Andy Goldsworthy, and paper-cutting activities stationed throughout the exhibition. There will also be a mural project by 12 young locals on display after “No Less Than Everything Comes Together” by Marcel Dzama, a mosaic made in 2021 in the New York subway station to bring the community together during the dark times.
A family gallery, it is not uncommon to see the children at Page Gallery creating chalk murals on sidewalks, making lemonade for openings, or drawing in the office after school. “We want to provide a space where children and their families can be inspired, curious, thoughtful and playful. Asking a child which room they like the most often triggers exciting conversations, ”said owner Colin Page.
Although youth art is not for sale, original paintings by other artists in the gallery will be on display. During the exhibition, Page Gallery donates 10% of all sales to the AIO Food Pantry in Rockland. Feeding America / Good Shepherd Food Bank estimates that 182,000 Mainers will go hungry in 2021, up from around 167,000 in 2019. Knox County has the state’s fourth highest food insecurity rate at 13.5% of all residences. Food insecurity among children is expected to be even higher, at 20%. By February 26, the gallery will be setting up a donation box where visitors are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food for IOA programs that support Knox County families. Please consider meeting the needs of the community.
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