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Artwork by three Reed Intermediate School students will be included in the May 2 to June 3 art exhibit at Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton. The exhibit opening coincides with the opening of the park for the season.
According to Reed art teacher Michelle Ginand, she and art teacher Angela Choniski encouraged students to submit works for the art exhibit. Artwork by students Connor Sinapi, Lola Kessler, and Bree Hintze were chosen for the exhibit.
According to Weir Farm, the theme and title for the art exhibit is “Impressions of Nature.” Along with Reed, other schools with students participating in the exhibit are Harborside Middle School, Columbus Magnet School, Rogers Park Middle School, Oxford High School, Branchville Elementary School, Central Elementary School, Ritter Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School, The Academy High School, Brien McMahon High School, Joel Barlow High School, Bethel High School, Mathewson School, Middlebrook School, Booth Hill School, Second Hill Lane Elementary School, Scotts Ridge Middle School, and The French American School.
Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only national park dedicated to American painting, according to a release for the exhibit. Artists have been drawn to Weir Farm for more than 135 years to create art inspired by nature.
Weir Farm National Historic Site opened for the season on May 2. The Visitor Center, Weir Studio, and Young Studio are open from 10 am to 4 pm, and guided tours of the Weir House are offered at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Free-to-use art supplies are available during visitor center hours, and programs such as art workshops, wellness programs, talks, guided walks, and special events will be offered throughout the season.
The art exhibit was completed in partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative. More than 60 works of art by students are included in the exhibit.