Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 5, 2013

Flight school

Students 'soar' in new exhibit

Take seven local elementary schools, give them each a 2-by-3-foot foam board and a package of multicolored tissue paper and watch what develops.

The end result is “Soaring,” an exhibit of works by local elementary students inspired by the meaning of the show’s title. The exhibit opens this week on the first floor of Memorial Hall Library.

The project is a collaboration between the Andover Cultural Council and library together with the seven participating elementary schools — Bancroft, Shawsheen, Sanborn, South, West, Saint Augustine’s and Pike.

Students from each of the schools worked with their art teachers to interpret the “soaring” theme in the form of birds using the tissue paper and foam boards.

An artists’ reception to celebrate the students and their creations will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the main circulation area of the library, 2 North Main St.

The Andover Cultural Council with the financial backing of the state supports community-based projects in the arts sciences and humanities. The council is committed to reaching all members of the Andover community through the awarding of grants that help fund a broad variety of activities. In addition, the council partners with other local groups and organizations to promote the town’s cultural growth, as well as serves as an advocate for the arts through community outreach and publicity. For more information on the exhibit, email Molly Foley of the cultural council at or call the library at 978-623-8400.

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