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Staples High School, Westport CT
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The Westport Public Schools Visual Arts show, SPARK, returns to MoCA June 8-11. Inspired by the imagination and self-expression of Westport students PreK-12, SPARK represents the creative spirit at work in Westport schools each day. 

NEW this year will be a special exhibit by Westport Artist Mark Yurkiw, “Help Build the Bridge: Westport-France-Ukraine."  Conceptualized and constructed by Yurkiw and adorned with art from WPS art students, the bridge’s intent is to extend messages of good will to children in Westport’s sister cities.

A reception will be held Sunday June 11, 2-4PM. MoCA encourages Pre-Registration for this event.

SPARK Art Exhibition Returns to MoCA June 8-11


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Staples art teacher Carla Eichler with Zoe Finger at the 2023 CAS Awards.

Staples High School student Zoe Finger was selected among approximately 300 top Connecticut seniors who excel in the arts, and honored at the 28th Annual High School Arts Awards. The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) honored the top seniors with plaques for excellence and distinguished service at a banquet on April 4 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The CAS annually recognizes two seniors in each member high school for their outstanding ability in the performing or visual arts. 

The Connecticut Association of Schools serves Connecticut's K-12 public and parochial schools in all areas of inter-school activity. The association represents over 1,100 schools in the state. The Connecticut Association of Schools is a non-profit organization located in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Zoe Finger Named CAS Recipient for Visual Arts for 2023

Staples Students Show at Teen Vision Exhibit at Sacred Heart

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Teen Vision, the Connecticut 2023 High School Art Exhibition sponsored by Jerry's Artarama, starts this weekend. Hosted by Sacred Heart University's Department of Art & Design, eight SHS students will be showcasing their work. All are invited to attend a reception Sunday May 21, 2-4pm at the Sacred Heart Art & Design Gallery.

Student artwork pictured above, clockwise top left to right: Alison Cancro; Shival Kanthan; "My Life is a Circus" by Shelby Weisman; Cyanotype by El Macaluso; "Take Me Back" by Dania Hemdan; "Snaked by Kate Banks; Alexa Lunney, photography; 07 Kuhner.



A timelapse of a student creating a piece during a pottery class

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