The Town Hall meeting room is now hosting art shows to showcase the talents of Somerset artists! Please stop by the Town Hall when you have the opportunity during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday) from 9 am to 4:30 pm!
We are delighted to exhibit the work of the Somerset Elementary School's fifth graders again this year. Lynne Lewis, the art teacher at Somerset Elementary School, has been working with the students on an exciting art project that is on display at the Town Hall, now through June 7.
The plaster artwork is a reflection of the students' commitment to environmental issues and is painted in the style of Kehinde Wiley or Amy Sherald, the two artists who painted the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
To accompany the artwork, each student has written a poem in response to anthropologist Margaret Mead's statement: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
In their poems, the students have written about what they think a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can do to help our environment, and what they can do in their own day-to -day lives to change the world for the better.
To accommodate all the fifth graders, the Town Hall will exhibit two separate shows and host two Opening Celebrations. The first show runs from April 25 through May 16, with an Opening Celebration on April 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The second show runs from May 18 through June 7, and the Opening Celebration takes place on May 18, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
We hope you will take the time to stop by the gallery at the Somerset Town Hall to see these truly extraordinary exhibits by the children of Somerset Elementary School. And we further hope that many residents will join in the Opening Celebrations!