Imagine Nation, Bristol school board to host art exhibit

Published on Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:04


BRISTOL - Imagine Nation, the Board of Education and other early learning centers throughout Bristol are teaming up to offer an exhibit on May 7, which will showcase the artistic works of local children of all ages.

“Every year there are more and more participants,” said Coral Richardson, director of Imagine Nation. “It has been a real fun experience to display children’s art and make it into a gallery. We’ve had this celebration for 10 to 15 years and we have been doing this as a partnership with the Board of Education for six years.”

Sara Castle, assistant director of Imagine Nation, said that the event will also feature a group project with children and their parents titled “My Art – My Story.”

“They will create a book cover, which describes the story of their family,” she said. “The kids are given a template and a ‘creation can’ of art supplies. The company Faber-Castell donated a portion of the supplies and the School Readiness Council paid for the rest.”

Karen Pac, museum studio manager and teacher at Imagine Nation, said that the galleries will also showcase concepts that children in their pre-school learned over the course of the year.

“Kids have a portfolio throughout the year and they choose what they want people to see.” she said.

The exhibit, which will be in the style of a gallery walk, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Preschool children will have their art on display at Imagine Nation, located at One Pleasant St., and Kindergarten through high school seniors will have their art showcased at the Board of Education building across the street at 129 Church St.

The event will include volunteers from the School Readiness Council and Blick Art Materials, who donated some art supplies.

Parking will be available in the church lot across the street from Imagine Nation and on the other side of the Board of Education building. A police officer will be acting as a crossing guard to help children cross the street from Imagine Nation to the Board of Education building.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:04. Updated: Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:07.