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Thursday, January 10, 2008

It's So High School

Golden Street Gallery
94 Golden Street
New London, CT 06320, (860)444-0659
The Second Annual Williams School Student Exhibition
Through January 25, 2008

Hygienic Art, Inc.
83 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320, (860)443 -8001
Whalers & Lancers
Through January 19, 2008

Last night downtown New London was awash in aspiring artists as both the Golden Street Gallery and the Hygienic Art Galleries presented artwork by local high school students. Williams School art faculty Greggory Bowerman and Tekla Zweir mounted a show of printmaking, drawing and photography at the Golden Street Gallery. At the Hygienic, Andrea Aron and Susan Cash rounded up the New London High cohort while Rhonda Weber and David Weber organized the Waterford High art squad. Roving reporter/musician M. Matt Clark from The New London Day was spotted covering the opening receptions, which brought a huge crowd into the downtown galleries to see their kids’ paintings, drawings and prints. Remarkably, in an age when students face enrichment cutbacks and the time-sucking tyranny of organized sports, over a hundred students hung their work, which bodes well for the future of the art community in our town. The shows are up until the 19th, when they make way for the big, winter, anything-goes art festival, Hygienic Art XXIX, Salon des Independants, which opens on January 26. Encourage young artists: buy their artwork.

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