Wintergreen Arts Center is hosting the creative work of Aroostook County visual arts teachers during the month of April.

The opening reception will be held on April 6, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during the First Friday Downtown Art Walk.

Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

“It is such an honor to highlight the personal creativity of our local art teachers,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director. “Art educators most often work behind the scenes, encouraging their students and championing the importance of creativity in the classroom,” said Hutchins.  “In April, we’ll get to see these teachers as individual artists as we celebrate and appreciate their artwork.”

The visual arts teachers are members of Northern pARTners, a group of regional art educators from school districts around Aroostook County.  Northern pARTners includes teachers from Ashland, Caribou/Limestone, Connor, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Hodgdon, Houlton, Madawaska/St. Agatha, Mars Hill, Presque Isle/Mapleton, Van Buren, and Washburn.

Susan Beaulier, visual arts teacher for the Ashland District School, is coordinating the April show at Wintergreen.

“This is a novel opportunity to show our students, parents, and communities who we are beyond the classroom,” said Beaulier.  “We look forward to gathering at Wintergreen and welcoming people from across Aroostook County.”

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