Youth Art Month: Youngsters’ art on display at Nashua High School South

Telegraph photos by MATHEW PLAMONDON Brayden Chemaly,7, stands in front of his artwork at the opening of Youth Art Month at Nashua High School South.

NASHUA – Students, parents and teachers gathered at Nashua High School South Monday evening to celebrate Youth Art Month.

The hallways were filled with art admirers taking in artwork from every school, grade and classroom from the Nashua School District.

The event, which will run through the end of March, grows every year according to Meghan Durden, who serves as K-5 Art District Coordinator and Charlotte Avenue Elementary School art teacher.

“We have some really, really talented artists here, and it’s so great as an elementary teacher to see their work,” Durden said, “and how they progress from the middle school to the high school and it’s really good to see.”

Along with a plethora of student artwork, the event featured cookies, face painting, caricatures, coloring, a scavenger hunt, as well as a raffle for a gift basket. Proceeds from this go to the Bambie Bodnar Scholarship.

Telegraph photo by MATHEW PLAMONDON Lily Schulte, 8, and Haily Cote, 8, admire artwork on display during the opening of Youth Art Month at Nashua High School South.

The scholarship will be given to a high school senior in Nashua who, upon graduating, will be furthering their education in the arts.

This was organized by Pennichuck Middle School teacher Belinda Bodner in honor of her mother to help Nashua high schoolers continue growing in their artistic endeavors.

Isabella Mortensen is overjoyed at the caricature done for her at Nashua High School South during the opening of Youth Art Month.