A youth art show and drive to support Knox County children and families
Mail Art! Page Gallery invites children to adorn the gallery's walls this winter with drawings, paintings or a collage of their favorite things. The gallery is offering free postcards at 23 Bay View Street in Camden and is distributing them through art programs in local schools with a prompt for children of all ages to create a piece of art depicting the things that bring them joy. Finished postcards can be dropped off or mailed to the gallery for installation in this special Youth Art Exhibition.
On Site Activities! While celebrating our young artists, gallery visitors are invited to participate in a community drawing project after Sol LeWitt, collaborative weaving, an interactive sculpture after Andy Goldsworthy, and paper cut out activities stationed throughout the exhibition. There is also a mural project on view, made by 16 local youths after Marcel Dzama’s No Less Than Everything Comes Together, a mosaic made in 2021 in New York’s subway station to bring the community together during dark times.
Give Back! While the youth art is not for sale, original paintings by other gallery artists will be on display. During the exhibition, Page Gallery is donating 10% of all sales to the AIO Food Pantry in Rockland. Feeding America / Good Shepherd Food Bank estimates that 182,000 Mainers will experience hunger in 2021, compared to about 167,000 in 2019. Knox County has the 4th highest rate of food insecurity in the state at 13.5% of all residences. Food insecurity among children is projected to be even higher, at 20%. From now through February 26th, the gallery will set up a donation box where visitors are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items for AIO's programs that support Knox County families. Please consider joining us to support the need in our community.