The Marble Collection, nonprofit publisher of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, is showcasing the works of its published Massachusetts teen artists and writers in a pop-up gallery at Boston City Hall through November 30. The Marble Collection is supported by UMass Boston’s student-run newspaper, The Mass Media, and housed at UMass Boston.
The pop-up gallery is an exhibition of Massachusetts students, grades 8 to 12, whose writing, poetry, artwork, and photography are published in The Marble Collection’s award-winning online and print magazine. The exhibition on the third floor of City Hall is free and open to the public from 8:30 to 5 through the end of the month.
Teens, their families and friends, educators, and members of the community at large are invited to attend. Reservations are not required; however, if you RSVP, The Marble Collection will send you a complimentary copy of the latest spring 2016 edition of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts.
The Marble Collection Executive Director, Deanna Elliot, explains, “Our published teens are thrilled to exhibit their works at Boston City Hall. Our pop-up galleries help our teens reach audiences that otherwise would not see their work. This experience not only strengthens their confidence and artistic competence, it helps them to build their résumés, applications, and portfolios for college and career.”
High quality, framed prints of teen artwork are also available for purchase on The Marble Collection’s e-Gallery. Donations are encouraged to support The Marble Collection’s programs, including its Teen Publication Workshop, which visits under-resourced schools at no cost.
About The Marble Collection [TMC]
The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes the only Massachusetts statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, photography, poetry and creative writing by students in grades 8 to 12. TMC also offers Mentoring for Publication Workshops in which teen writers and artists are partnered with college student mentors who help them refine their voices and guide their work to publication. TMC partnered with UMass Boston is 2014 and relocated its offices to its distinguished Campus Center, where it offers college students the opportunity to help manage a dynamic, growing arts education nonprofit and mentor teen artists and writers. At a time when budget cuts and an emphasis on standardized testing mean that fewer teens in Massachusetts have access to the arts, TMC collaborates with 200 Massachusetts schools and community groups to publish and mentor 100 teen writers and artists each school year. For additional information please visit http://www.themarblecollection.org.