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Spring Into Art: The Marble Collection’s 2017 Magazine Release Gala

Artwork that will be shown at the 2017 Spring into Art Gala
Event Start Date: May 21, 2017 - 3 p.m.
Event End Date: May 21, 2017 - 5 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Harbor Gallery
Event Cost: $25 in advance; $35 at the door

The Marble Collection, the nonprofit publisher of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, will hold its fourth annual Spring into Art Gala on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. in UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery. The Marble Collection, nonprofit publisher of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, is based on UMass Boston’s Columbia Point campus. 

The gala is a celebration of Massachusetts’ students, grades 8 to 12, whose writing, poetry, artwork, and photography are published in the organization’s award-winning online and print magazine. It features an exhibition and sale of jury-selected teen artwork and a program of teens reading their original creative writing, emceed by UMass Boston educator, writer, and performer Krysten Hill.

Spring into Art also includes performances by UMass Boston's student solo jazz pianist Wylsner Bastie as well as UMass Boston’s Slam Poetry Society. The program will also include the presentation of awards to two Massachusetts public high school teachers for their outstanding support of the arts. Hors d'oeuvre and drinks will be served. 

“Our published teens look forward to our Spring into Art Gala all year. More than 230 guests joined us last year to celebrate our teens’ creative accomplishments. It’s also an opportunity for TMC to raise essential funds so we can continue to offer our publishing and mentoring programs at no cost," said the executive director of The Marble Collection, Deanna Elliot. 

“Students in Boston and our state are creative, accomplished individuals—and I'm proud their work will be highlighted at Spring into Art. Artists of all types and ages are key to creating a thriving community, and I congratulate all students and teachers who will be honored at the Harbor Gallery," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Spring into Art honorary committee member.

Teens, their families and friends, educators, and members of the community at large are invited to attend. Tickets to Spring into Art are available in advance for $25 at http://bit.ly/2ln5SDl or for $35 at the door. Students receive free admission. Donations are encouraged to support The Marble Collection’s programs, including publication workshops for teens in underserved schools that help them build portfolios and resumes for college and career. Creative semi-formal attire is encouraged. Space is limited. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/2ln5SDl by May 8.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.