Letter to the Editor

Friends of South School celebrates talent of RSU 13 students in art show

Thu, 06/08/2023 - 5:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Friend of South School (FOSS) was thrilled to showcase RSU 13 students' exceptional creativity and talent at the first Friday Art Walk and Art Show on June 2, 2023. The event, held at the Winter Street Warehouse, captivated attendees with a vibrant and diverse array of student artwork. Artwork was also on display throughout downtown in local businesses.

    The RSU 13 Art Show provided a platform for young artists to showcase their skills and unique perspectives, featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, and more. The exhibition not only highlighted the incredible skill and technique of the young artists but also offered a window into their unique perspectives and storytelling abilities.

    Walking through the gallery and downtown Rockland, visitors were greeted by an enchanting assortment of artwork that represented a mixture of emotions, ideas, and personal narratives. Each piece revealed the students' dedication to their craft and their passion for self-expression.  The artistic journey of the students was on full display, showcasing their growth and development throughout their educational experience in the RSU 13 School District.

    It was a testament to the nurturing environment and the unwavering support provided by the district's educators, who have worked tirelessly to cultivate a space that encourages creativity and artistic exploration. In addition to the student artwork, the Art Show featured a live performance by Hannah Hall, a talented Oceanside High School musician, who played her clarinet, sharing her talent with attendees and inspiring budding RSU 13 musicians.

    One of the most remarkable aspects of the Art Show was the sense of community it fostered. Families, friends, and community members came together to celebrate the achievements of the young artists, creating a vibrant atmosphere of appreciation and encouragement. The event served as a reminder of the crucial role that arts education plays in shaping well-rounded individuals who are capable of critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation.

    FOSS expressed gratitude to all who attended and supported the Art Show, including the educators, students, parents, volunteers, and community partners, especially Winter St. Warehouse, LLC who donated the use of their gallery.


    About Friends of South School

    Friends of South School is a dedicated team of volunteers that work tirelessly to organize exciting events and fundraisers throughout the year. These efforts provide additional resources, enriching experiences, and essential supplies that enhance the educational environment for Rockland’s South School students. From funding field trips and extracurricular activities to supporting classroom initiatives, FOSS believes in building a foundation for lifelong success and academic excellence by fostering strong partnerships between parents, teachers, and the community.

    For more information about FOSS’ initiatives, and how to get involved, please visit www.friendsofsouthschool.org or email: infofriendsofsouthschool@gmail.com

    About RSU 13

    RSU 13 is the educational district for Rockland, Thomaston, Cushing, and Owls Head committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities for students. With a focus on academic excellence, character development, and holistic growth, RSU 13 strives to empower students to achieve their full potential. The district's commitment to the arts is evident through initiatives that promote creativity and artistic expression among students, fostering a love for the arts that extends beyond the classroom.