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Springfield Museums to Spotlight Students’ Creations

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museums will host a community art show featuring creations by local students in grades 5 through 12. Life’s Impressions will be on view in the Special Exhibit Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts May 9-17. The show is free with general admission. The exhibition is funded, in part, by the Michele and Donald D’Amour Fund, established in 2008 to bring world-class art exhibitions to the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.The 36 featured works include drawings and paintings that were selected by Museum staff from over 65 entries received from the following schools: Belchertown High School, Chicopee Comprehensive High School, Hatfield Elementary School, Longmeadow High School, Northampton High School, PV Chinese Immersion Charter School, Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, Springfield Central High School, West Springfield High School, and Westfield High School. In addition to the privilege of having their art displayed at a prestigious museum, the winning students will also receive free enrollment in one of the summer art courses offered through the Museum School. The opening of Life’s Impressions will be celebrated with a reception in Blake Court of the D’Amour Museum on May 9 at 2 p.m.

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