STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Island Federation of Arts is pleased to announce the 2021 Student Showcase, sponsored by the generosity of Kent Island Elks Lodge 2576, is now on exhibit in the gallery until April 25 and virtually until April 30. The exhibit features 49 artworks from students in grades K-12 from 13 public and private schools in Queen Anne’s County. The showcase is a celebration of the arts, the hope it brings, and the resilience of Queen Anne’s County students and teachers in the face of challenging times.

Participating schools include Queen Anne’s County High, Kent Island High, Centreville Middle, Stevensville Middle, Matapeake Middle, Matapeake Elementary, Centreville Elementary, Bayside Elementary, Church Hill Elementary, Kennard Elementary, Grasonville Elementary, The Gunston School, students of artist Theresa Schram and The Kent Island Learning Cooperative. Due to the unique circumstances surrounding COVID, the show will feature framed digital copies of student works hung in the gallery as well as a digital show that will be featured on their website and social media platforms.

This year’s exhibition was co-chaired by KIFA President Maria Sage and Director Stephanie Zeiler. They are extremely pleased KIFA could be open to honor our communities’ young artists and are very appreciative of all the efforts that made this year’s showcase possible.

KIFA, 405 Main St., Stevensville, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Please wear your mask and join us for an “in-person” student reception from noon to 3 p.m. April 24.

Visit the online preview of the exhibition on the QACPS YouTube Channel or the newspaper’s website here.

Michael Bell, supervisor of visual and performing arts, thanked the Kent Island Federation of Arts, the QACHS and KIHS National Art Honor Societies, the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Sage, Zeiler, and all of the outstanding student artists and visual arts teachers in Queen Anne’s County on behalf of the public school system for making the exhibit possible.

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