Monday, June 18, 2012

Derby students get their day in the sun

Students show off their work at the Valley Center of the Arts. Photo by Steve DiRienzo

   The last day of school was indeed a special one last week for some Irving School students.

They were fortunate enough to have their creative artwork chosen for an exhibit at the Valley Center of the Arts, 119 Caroline St., Derby.

Valley Arts Council Vice President Steve DiRienzo of Derby put the exhibit together and hosted a reception for the students, their parents, and Irving art teacher Charlice Culvert.

The event was just one of many community activities in which DiRienzo and other council members participate on a regular basis.

And Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo says they plan to continue working with community members of all ages in the future, through classes and poetry readings and more.

Here are some of the pieces on display:

 The artist wrote that she was thinking of spring and flowers when she painted this.

This vibrant butterfly really caught my eye.

I wonder if someone's "office lady" mom was the inspiration here?

This had to be one of the most unique pieces there.

 Photos by Patricia Villers

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