The Middletown K-12 Student Show Reception is March 13


Middletown Public Schools will host their 40th annual Kindergarten to Grade 12 art exhibit with a virtual reception on March 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Public Schools K-12 Art Show presents the works of art of students from 11 schools in the city every year. It is usually held at the Center for the Arts Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, however, it will take place virtually later this month due to the pandemic, according to a press release.

The show, in its 40th year, typically attracts around 2,000 spectators during its broadcast. The reception on March 13, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to meet visual arts teachers, Fine Arts Department Head Julie Shvetz, School Operations and Communications Manager Marco Gaylord, Schools Superintendent Michael Conner and other distinguished guests, according to the communicated.

The exhibit will be devoted to student art, from kindergarten students working in various mediums to advanced internship art students working in sculpture and oil painting. This year will feature special highlights from 40-year history, including memorabilia, as well as the work of retired art teachers and MPS alumni, the statement said. The show also provides proof to the wider community that arts education is important, he said.

This event is in partnership with the Middletown Board of Education, the Middletown Cultural Council, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts and the Wesleyan’s Community and university services for education.

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