BEDFORD, MA — Coronavirus restrictions may have kept Bedford students out of the classroom for the better part of the year, but it didn’t stop them from creating. Bedford Public Schools students continued to make impressive artwork and the district is determined to showcase their work, despite physical barriers.
In the spirit of creativity and innovation, the district made this year’s annual art gallery a virtual tour. Artwork from students from Davis Elementary all the way up to Bedford High School is all on one website.
This is the Bedford Public Schools K-12 Art Show’s 25th anniversary.
“Creating art may never be more important than it is right now,” wrote Sean Hagan the district visial arts director, “Art allows an outlet for creativity and imagination, stress and anxiety relief and provides a means to connect with others.”
The gallery is set up so that the viewer can click through different sets of rooms for differing grades, as if they were walking through a physical art gallery. Photos of drawings, paintings and ceramics fill the spaces in the gallery.
Hagan said in his statement on the gallery website, that while students were forced to learn at a distance, the art brought them together. “The rainbows, the chalk drawings, nature art, photography projects, digital art and videos that students have made with their families are all outlets that bring art into our lives and bring us together,” Hagan said.
The link to the gallery can be found here.