Updated: Jun 10, 2021
Russia, United Kingdom, Africa, India, China and more!
Art in the Valley, BVEF's annual art gallery event, went international this year. In response to the challenges of COVID, program coordinator, Ashley MacLure, used her creativity ingenuity to create a unique online arts experience that reached people internationally.
As the map above illustrates, the online Art in the Valley Gallery reached people throughout the world and highlighted art from various school districts in and around the Blackstone Valley.
Student artists were thrilled and honored to be chosen for this event. Hear directly from one of them here: Video Link.
Lorna Pezanelli, the founder of Art in the Valley shared :
I’m thrilled to say, that despite the pandemic, and the forced cancellation of the annual Art in the Valley 2020, the 2021 show was able to go on virtually, and was once again a huge success thanks to our new coordinator, Ashley MacLure. From the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation website, there were 1,100 views, and possibly additional views from direct links. These masterpieces, as always, were inventive, colorful, and a true delight to view! Thank you as always to our Blackstone Valley Art Educators, who strive continuously to guide and encourage these young artists with the problem solving, critical thinking and creative skills so needed in the 21st century creative economy. Many congratulations to our young artists!
As Ashley moves on to more opportunities with her graduate work, BVEF is grateful for her wonderful adaptability and artistic vision that she shared with us and the world this year!
Generously supported by our BVEF Art in the Valley sponsors and local grants from: **Individual town Cultural Councils including Auburn, Charlton, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Oxford, Sutton, and Upton.