EAST KINGSTON - Students at East Kingston Elementary School (EKES) will be designing an installation to express their imaginations and make a statement about their school. They will be working with intermedia artist, CM Judge, guest artist for the spring. She will be tapping collective and individual imaginations to create models for the proposed installation for the west exterior wall of the school. Student models are scheduled to be on display at EKES during the Spring book fair.
According to her website, “Ms. Judge’s work has been exhibited here in the U.S., Europe and Japan.Her work celebrates the multifaceted connections between body, spirit and environment.... She has realized many projects during a 19 year collaboration with Japanese video artist, Atsushi Ogata, two multimedia works with Paula Rendino Zaentz and an international video collage, titled FemLink, co-curated with French video artist, Véronique Sapin. She is cofounder of the Central Massachusetts WCA chapter. “ She also has been recognized by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and is on the Artist Roster.
“My art students at EKES love working in 3-dimensions; they always love clay and building things. We have been looking at other artists’ imaginations through their work. They talked about sculpture, sculptors, installations and what 3-D means. We are all looking forward to this experience”, according to Merrilyn San Soucie, art teacher at EKES.
Appreciation goes to the PTO, East Kingston Teachers’ Association, and the town of East Kingston for supporting this project, and supporting the arts for all the students of East Kingston. The artist residency was organized by the Theme Committee at EKES.