Friday, March 9, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Art on Main Invites Community to Celebrate Emerging Artists, Bristol

Bristol—Art on Main presents the Eighth Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit featuring a variety of work in the fine arts created by Mt. Abraham Union High School students. The exhibit will be on display in the Gallery Friday March 2nd through Saturday March 24th.

A collaboration with Mt. Abraham Union High School, this Exhibit offers public recognition for students selected by their teachers for the quality of their work and for their potential as artists. This year’s featured student artists are: Whitney Furnholm, Stephanie Hamblin, Isabelle Moody, Melanie Rotax, Cody Alexander, Addison Campbell, Brittany Atkins, Natalie May, Adrian Ennis, Samantha Reiss, Zoe Bunch, Keith Thompson, Alexis Atkins, and Logan Tow.

The Emerging Artists Exhibit is one element of Art on Main’s commitment to supporting the creative endeavors of individuals throughout our community. The Exhibit is held in March to coincide with Youth Art Month, a national event promoted by the Council for Art Education and the National Art Education Association to celebrate and promote arts in education, to emphasize its value for all children, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. One of its purposes is “to increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative venues.”

Youth Art Month provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other subjects offered in the curriculum. Art on Main is pleased to be able to provide a venue where these developing artists can show their work to the public and experience firsthand the thrill of a professional exhibit in a gallery. Please join us in celebrating these wonderful young artists!

The exhibit will be on view in the Gallery through Saturday March 24th. Art on Main is open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-6pm during the winter months.

For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at ArtonMainVT, or contact Carolyn Ashby, Gallery Manager at (802) 453-4032 or