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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Introducing Glass Artist in Residence Alexandra Turner

Artwork in glass by artist Alexandra Turner

 EES is thrilled to announce to families that today Vermont Arts Council approved a $2500 Artist In Schools grant for students in grades 3-5 to work with the local artist Alexandra Turner ( She will be working with students during art class on Tuesdays-Fridays for five weeks. Students will be exploring the structures of native plants, minerals, and how fossils form over time. They will be immersed in geology, scientific drawing, outdoor plant collection, and will culminate with working with glass to create their own artwork on native plants fused into glass.

If you would like to help support this residency, flat, clear glass (old windowpanes, for example) is needed and appreciated. If possible, please be certain that the glass in not in a wood casing that could contain leaded paint. All glass panels can dropped off to the art room at any time over the next two weeks. Thank you!


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