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A Vibrant Visual Arts Program

Our creative visual arts students showcase their talents at the Worcester Art Museum – March 20, 2019 

Artwork from 326 MA students in grades K – 12 will be on display at the Central MA Regional Youth Art Month Exhibit in the Higgins Education Wing of the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) through March 31st. Youth Art Month is a national celebration endorsed by the Council for Art Education, the National Art Education Association, and the Massachusetts Art Education Association.


Grace Peters painting titled Pollinated“If you are looking for something to do this month, please consider attending and viewing the work of some of BVT's best art students along with enjoying an inspirational and inexpensive day out.” Cydney Cnossen, Visual Arts Teacher, said "This is an exciting opportunity to have a museum exhibition noted on these students’ resumes. This endeavor ultimately promotes the value of art education and encourages the support of quality art programs in both public and private schools.”


Grace Peters, a senior from Sutton in Painting & Design Technology, said “It was an honor to have my painting selected. It was nice to see that my hard work would get shown with many other hardworking artists. I spent at least two months working on this painting as well as concept and prep and color studies beforehand.


Our well-rounded students are excelling in the Visual Arts program, regardless of their trade or career path. Being well-rounded means, they can step outside of their current role, take on new things which often don’t actually “fit” into anyone’s job description. Mastering creative skills in a variety of different areas help our students succeed and excel in their chosen career paths.


Ashley MacLure, Visual Arts Instructor & Art Club Advisor, said “We have almost two dozen students apply to art and design colleges every year and they're getting accepted to some of the most prestigious ones including Rhode Island School of Design and Maryland Institute College of Art to name a few. As a senior, Grace Peters applied and has been accepted into Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Virginia Common Wealth University." Peters credits her instructors at BVT for assisting her through this process.


“Our Visual Arts program is growing. We’re able to offer more courses and variety, which in turn gives our students exciting and creative opportunities like this showcase at WAM,” explained Ashley MacLure. This annual event, which typically takes place in March, expands art programs and stimulates new art programs in schools. The Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission for the YAM exhibit hall is always free.

The Nine Visual Art Students Selected to Showcase their Work: 



Alexyss Milot

Alexyss Milot, a senior in Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication
Title: Scribble Self Portrait - Pencil



Alyssa Davis Jessica Connolly

Alyssa Davis, a junior in Painting & Design and Jessica Connolly, a junior in Business & Entrepreneurship
Title: Burrito - Mixed Paper



Guenevere Payne

Guenevere Payne, a freshman in Painting & Design
Title: Landscape - Watercolor



Collecting the Cosmos

Annabelle O'Reilly, a junior in Construction Technology
Title: Collecting the Cosmos, Found Objects - Paint



Marie Peladeau
Marie Peladeau, a junior in Automotive Technology

Title: Hand - Cardboard


Grace Peters, a senior in Painting & Design Technology

Title: Pollinate - Acrylic



Chloe Terrell
Chloe Terrell, a freshman Painting & Design

Title: Morph - Ink & Watercolor



Elizabeth Fox
Elizabeth Fox, a senior in Electronics & Engineering Technology

Title: Shiny - Assemblage