Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Lawrence Students Discover Local Long-Lost Treasures

The current exhibition, An Impressionist Legacy: Lawrence’s White Fund Paintings which brings the extraordinary art collection of a former Lawrence resident back to the area for the first time in nearly 100 years has attracted a lot of attention from Lawrence schools. Since the exhibition’s opening in late April, the Addison has hosted tours of the paintings for over 1300 students.

Recognizing the importance to instill an appreciation of these important treasures in Lawrence citizens and with generous funding from the White Fund, the Addison Education Department was able to offer special professional development programs, free buses, and curriculum materials to Lawrence schools.

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As a result of the students’ interaction with the paintings, the Addison and various Lawrence schools present:

Lawrence Impressions: Artwork & Writing by Lawrence Students
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, JUNE 7! At Lawrence City Hall, 3-5pm
The White Fund paintings inspired K-12 teachers and their students to create artwork and writing in a variety of forms including paintings, drawings, poetry, and research projects. Come see their extraordinary creations on view at both Lawrence City Hall (200 Common Street) and Lawrence Heritage State Park (1 Jackson Street), June 7- July 18, 2007.

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