News Release: MassMu to Host Annual Celebration in Art
Each year, the Massillon Museum exhibits artwork by area school children. The gallery becomes a huge splash of color and imagination. Art teachers in schools within and surrounding Massillon have been invited to submit artwork by their students from kindergarten through high school. The 2024 Celebration in Art exhibition will open on Sunday, February 4, and continue through March 3, 2024.
The show will include more than 300 examples of two- and three-dimensional student creations. Art teachers from 29 schools have submitted artwork: Amherst Elementary School, Edison Middle School, Fairless Elementary School, Fairless High School, Fairless Middle School, Franklin Elementary School, Genoa Elementary School, Gorrell Elementary School, Jackson High School, Jackson Memorial Middle School, Lake Cable Elementary School, Lohr Elementary School, Massillon Intermediate School, Massillon Junior High School, Massillon Washington High School, Northwest High School, Perry High School, Pfeiffer Intermediate School, Sandy Valley High School, Sandy Valley Middle School, Sauder Elementary School, Strausser Elementary School, St. Mary School, TC Knapp Elementary School, Tuslaw Elementary School, Tuslaw High School, Tuslaw Middle School, Watson Elementary School, and Whipple Elementary School.
The opening reception for Celebration in Art will be held on Sunday, February 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
February 4 will also mark the opening reception for The Art and History of the Black Family, this year’s segment of My Community: Through the Eyes of the 21st-Century African American Child in the Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery. Sponsored by the Kent Area (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, the photography exhibition by fifth- to eighth-grade students will continue through March 19, 2024.
The reception for the Studio M exhibition In Another Life: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Living will also take place on February 4. Artist and recent Kent State University graduate Maria McDonald will display her large-scale narrative oil paintings. The exhibition will remain on view through March 17, 2024.
Exhibitions may be seen during regular Museum hours—Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Massillon Museum is accessible and free. Everyone is welcome.
The Massillon Museum is grateful for operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, ArtsinStark, and the citizens of Massillon, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton. Celebration in Art is funded inpart by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330.833.4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Stephanie Toole, Massillon Museum Education and Outreach Manager – 330-833-4061 x104
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525