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Young artists exhibit at UMFK Blake Gallery

FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent, the Blake Library Gallery and Thérèse L. Provenzano, UMFK adjunct visual art instructor, are hosting the eighth annual Young Artist Exhibition featuring the talented young artists from St. John Valley public schools. 

The exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 14.

The schools participating in this year’s exhibition are Madawaska Middle High School, Community High School of Fort Kent and Valley Rivers Middle School.

Bryce Madore’s self-portrait done in Conte crayon is included in the eighth annual Young Artist Exhibition taking place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Blake Library Gallery. (Contributed photo)

The young artists represented in the exhibition from Madawaska Middle High School are Megan Roy, Christopher Thibodeau, Brianne Thibeault, Dakota Cyr, Kayla Martin, Kevin Ayotte, Jessica Osgood, Felicia St. Pierre, Matthew Cyr, Delaney Deschaine, Gabriella Cyr, Sarah Gendreau, Genesis Bourgoin, and Marion Cyr. Lisa Welch is their art teacher.

The young artists represented in the exhibition from Fort Kent Community High School are Macey Thibodeau, Tobi Cyr, Bryce Madore, Adrianna Levesque, Joanna Becker, Isiac Chasse, Mitchell Charette, Jonathan Bauch, Riley Troyer, and Bailey O’Brien. Doug Clapp is their art teacher.

The young artists represented in the exhibition from Valley Rivers Middle School are Mahraya Erickson, Lacy Pelletier, Allee Morgan, Sam Albert, Kaleb Carney, and McKenzie Bernier. Doug Clapp is their art teacher.

The students represented in the show will make a class trip to see their work hanging in the Blake Library Gallery. Each student will receive a certificate of participation signed by Thérèse L. Provenzano and UMFK President Dr. John N. Short.

The exhibition can be viewed during library hours. For further information, contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at (207) 834-7527.

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