Brookline Arts Center Presents Annual Gadsby Awards To Brookline Public School Students

Brookline Arts Center announces its Gadsby Award winners.

The following is a press release from the .

Twelve Brookline Public School students will receive Patricia Gadsby Awards for artistic achievement from the Brookline Arts Center on Wednesday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. This awards ceremony will take place at the Arts Center, and is free and open to the public. Speakers at the awards ceremony will include Cathleen Cavell, former Town Counsel for the Town of Brookline; Alicia Mitchell, the Art Curriculum Coordinator for the Brookline Public Schools; and Rosamond Vaule, a past president of the Brookline Arts Center board and Massachusetts Cultural Council board member.
The artwork of the award winners and the honorable mention winners will be on display in the Brookline Arts Center art classes from June 2 to 8, 2011. The studio and office are open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, call 617-566-5715 or visit The Brookline Arts Center online
Artwork by Brookline Public School students in grades four through eight is submitted for the competition.  A jury of artists and art educators has selected award winners and Honorable Mentions from each of the grades. 
The Award winners are Henry Hardebeck, Emily Piken, Ever McMillan, Ronan Schwartz, Elena Cisneros and Anna Koch.  The Gadsby Award winners will receive a scholarship for a free art class at the Brookline Arts Center. The honorable mention honorees are Grace Neary, Frank Xu, Kevin Desire, Doh Hyun Kim, Michelle Rios, and Claudia Hermano. 

The Gadsby Awards are named after Patricia Rasmussen Gadsby, who served as Brookline Arts Center Community Advisor from 1980 to 1990.  She was an enthusiastic, loyal and creative friend to the Center throughout her life.  The Gadsby Awards were established to honor Tricia’s spirit, her love of the arts and her ability to inspire those around her.  With the Gadsby Awards, the Brookline Arts Center hopes to encourage Brookline students to study and create art, and to think creatively. Donations to the Gadsby Awards have been made by Party Favors of Brookline, Dick Blick Art Materials, Perrin Gallery/The Picture Place and Cathleen Cavell.

Founded in 1964, the Brookline Arts Center offers art exhibitions and classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery and jewelry for adults and children. Through its gallery exhibition opportunities, its teaching positions, and its annual Crafts Showcase, the Brookline Arts Center is committed to supporting working professional artists, and to inspiring students to love and create art. 

The Brookline Arts Center is located at 86 Monmouth Street, and is convenient to public transportation. This property, which is listed in the State Register of Historic Places, has received a matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman.  The Brookline Arts Center is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  

The non-profit Brookline Arts Center began 47 years ago in the basement of a Brookline home and in 1968 moved to its present home, a former firehouse.  The exhibition program was started in 2002, and presents exhibitions and educational events each month.  

Gadsby Award Winners:

  • 3-D Sculpture award: Lincoln School -- Elena Cisneros
  • 8th Grade: 1st: Driscoll School -- Anna Koch
  • 8th Grade: Honorable Mention:  Driscoll School -- Claudia Hermano
  • 7th Grade: 1st: Lincoln School -- Ronan Schwartz
  • 7th Grade: Honorable Mention: Runkle School  -- Michelle Rios 
  • 6th Grade: 1st: Pierce School -- Ever McMillan
  • 6th Grade: Honorable Mention: Baker School -- Doh Hyun Kim
  • 5th Grade: 1st: Lawrence School -- Emily Piken
  • 5th Grade: Honorable Mention: Lincoln School -- Kevin Desire
  • 4th Grade: 1st: Lawrence School -- Henry Hardebeck
  • 4th Grade: Honorable Mention: Pierce School  -- Frank Xu
  • 4th Grade: Honorable Mention: Runkle School -- Grace Neary



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