Events Exhibitions Young at Art

Work by Cony High School Art Students now on view at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta

Exhibition on View:  May 7 to July 7, 2012 – free and open to the public

Location: Lobby Gallery (former ATM space) at 45 Memorial Circle in AugustaHours: 9am to 9pm daily (the exhibition can be viewed without entering the building and is lit at night)

The public is invited to visit the lobby gallery at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta to enjoy artwork by Cony High School Independent Study Art Students Colton Brann, Kelly Clark, Charlie Eames, Marissa Eldridge, Erin Ludwig, Chantel Wellman, Talisan Greaton, Jon Caron and Sabrina Poulin from now through July 7, 2012.   The exhibition, in the former ATM lobby of the 45 Memorial Circle (also known as the “Preti-Flaherty building”), is viewable from outside the building from 9am to 9pm daily. Sponsored by the Kennebec Valley Art Association.

The artist are all seniors who have been working independently since January under the guidance of Jason Morgan and Kelly Halle of Cony High School Art Department, focusing on personal goals in art of various media.
Colton Brann has been working 2D and 3D, ranging from highly detailed color pencil drawings to equally detailed ceramic pieces such as his Radiohead, 2012. He has taken all the fine art classes offered at Cony and plans to continue his education to become an art educator.
Kelly Clark hasn’t taken an art classes since her Art One class her freshman year. During this semester she has bloomed as an artist with her pen and ink drawings and her paintings called the Mitosis Series.
Erin Ludwig has a similar story with little art experience. During her independent study, she has explored various subjects in painting and created expressive sculptures of trees with wire and clay.
Chantel Wellman has been involved with the art department the last four years. She has experience in all media offered at Cony, choosing to focus on painting abstracted images inspired from nature and the human form.
Charlie Eames has focused in clay for his past art experience at Kents Hill. Now back at Cony, he has found his passion in drawing and painting with his abstracted figurative work.
Sabrina Poulin has focused on clay with Ms. Halle this year and is working with sculptural forms fused with color. She too hasn’t had much art experience until this year.
Marissa Eldridge has worked in multiple media and has done the same for her independent study work. She has worked in clay to complete her butterfly piece, painted expressive portraits, and is currently working out a figurative piece.
Jon Caron has found his passion in clay and choose to also work as an independent study student with Ms. Halle. He has always been involved in the arts at Cony and has participated in Cony’s Art Club.