From April 28th through May 1st, IACS seniors and juniors will be displaying some of their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery in downtown Lowell. For the seniors, students Vivian Cook, Emily Gibbs, Cassidy McAuliffe, Victoria Miller, Luke Sheehan, and Kayleigh Sorrentino will show pieces from their Senior Series. In addition, juniors Hannah Abramo, Edith Collins, Chelsea Costa, Allison DiGesse, Amber Hayes, Katharine Keenan, Jessica Newcomb, Caitlin Pichette, and Phoebe Shaw will show highlights from their portfolios.
On June 10 and 11, budding artists Chelsea Costa ‘17 and Allison DiGesse ‘17 will be representing IACS in the 2016 Massachusetts Art Education Association All-State Program. These two students were the product of an extensive selection process, beginning with a school wide competition to choose the two IACS candidates.
Students were shocked and upset at the amount of snow we received on Monday March 21, but they were positively frozen waking up two weeks later to heavy snowfall on Monday April 4. To many students’ dismay, we would be going to school as planned. As much as we all wished this was another April Fool’s joke, the snowfall wasn’t funny anymore: a white blanket covered IACS, leaving students to haughtily accept their fates.
While a winter storm approached on the first day of spring, Sunday, March 20th, many local students began to wonder if there would be a snow day. IACS students and families woke up Monday morning to an email from executive director Greg Orpen, which stated that, even though Tyngsborough public schools were closing for the day, IACS would remain open, with a two-hour delayed opening at 10:00 AM.