New student art exhibit goes up Downtown

NASHUA – A new art installation – called “Totem” – popped up in Downtown Nashua on Wednesday, featuring the poetry of Elm Street Middle School students who participated in an artist-in-residence program with community writers and artists.

Located in Railroad Square, Totem is the result of a collaborative effort of City Arts Nashua and Elm Street Middle School and includes more than 60 poems written by students under the guidance of poet Ed Marshall, novelist Roy Goodman, Elm Street English teacher JoAnne Del Greco and artist Jerry Beck.

“I am grateful that the students at Elm Street Middle School had the opportunity to work with these amazing artists and poets. I see a light in all of these creative young poets and am thrilled that their poetry will be shared with our community,” said Del Greco in a statement.

“Our youth of today are our adults of tomorrow. I welcome everyone to come Downtown and read these poems. You will see what a bright future is in store for us all,” said Katherine Hersh, City Arts Nashua President in a statement.

“These kids were inspiring to work with. They even taught me about writing poetry. This is important to remember…we are teachers and students learning together. I am thrilled to be working with City Arts Nashua and the Elm Street Middle School on the ARTventure’s Totem Poem Project,” said Beck.

– Telegraph Staff