July 18, 2024


Super Art is Almost

What’s new at the Mu? Student artwork, photography shows to open

This image, called "The Field," by Mason Snyder of Edison Middle School, was part of the 2021 student art show at The Massillon Museum. The piece was an oil pastel.

Every year, the Massillon Museum’s Aultman Health Foundation Gallery bursts with color and imagination when student artwork from western Stark County schools is displayed. Celebration in Art will open at 2 p.m. Sunday with a reception for young artists from 23 public and parochial schools. The event is free and open to everyone; reservations are not necessary.


Schools that have submitted nearly 240 two- and three-dimensional artworks are: Amherst Elementary, Edison Middle School, Fairless Elementary, Fairless High School, Fairless Middle School, Franklin Elementary, Genoa Elementary, Jackson High School, Jackson Memorial Middle School, Lake Cable Elementary, Lohr Elementary, Massillon Intermediate School and Junior High, Massillon Washington High School, Northwest High School, Perry High School, Pfeiffer Intermediate, St. Mary School, Sauder Elementary, Strausser Elementary, TC Knapp Elementary, Tuslaw Elementary, Tuslaw High School and Tuslaw Middle School.

A concurrent reception also is planned for photographers from Stark, Summit, Medina and Portage counties taking part in “The Art and History of Black Hair: Through the Eyes of the 21st Century African American Child” in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery, sponsored by Kent Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

Celebration in Art will remain on view through March 6 during regular Museum hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. A visit to MassMu is always free.

Why you should attend

Opening reception attendees can also enjoy the Immel Circus; Alex Vlasov: I Promise to Make a Fabulous PTG Tomorrow; Tiger Legacy: The Story Continues; the Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Timeline; Collection Spotlight: Faces of Massillon Business; the Local History Gallery; the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery; and Heart Gallery.


WHAT – Celebration in Art Annual Student Exhibition opening

WHEN – 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE – Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon

MORE – massillonmuseum.org or 330-833-4061

This article originally appeared on The Independent: What’s new at the Mu? Student artwork, photography shows to open