MassMu Studio M to Show Massillon Boys & Girls Club Artwork

The Massillon Museum invites the public to attend the Studio M exhibition opening of artwork by members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon on Friday, September 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room. The party is free, casual, and open to everyone; no reservations are required.

The annual exhibition and the opening reception are intended to showcase the children’s artwork, to collaborate with the club to help some of the students move to the next level of competition, and to raise awareness for the work of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon.

For the exhibition, the Boys and Girls Club selects 80 paintings and drawings and 20 digital photographs from this year’s programming. Once installed in Studio M, independent jurors select first place winners by category and age group. At the end of the Studio M exhibition, winning artworks are forwarded to the Boys and Girls Club of America for district competition. When a child’s artwork advances as far as the national competition, he or she is flown by the national organization to its November national convention, where the art will be displayed.

The Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, which serves 1200 children ages six through eighteen, helps young people thrive by focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Massillon Museum is pleased to collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club to enhance the cultural life of the community.

In addition to viewing the Boys and Girls Club exhibition, visitors can see Readapt: Artwork Inspired by the Permanent Collection; Echo: The Early History of Sound Recording; and It’s Been Awhile. The Immel Circus is always on display.

The Studio M exhibition may be seen through September 25 during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Studio M enhances the collaboration between the Museum and the community by showcasing the artistic talents of local, regional, and national artists. The series of five-week shows will continue throughout the year, selected by jurors from proposals submitted by artists. Brochures containing guidelines and an application are available by contacting the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in the heart of downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.