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Art Club 10/16

This year the art club will run monthly with specific activities geared towards students who want to try something new! You don’t have to be in an art class to participate! Signups are open to all!

For October we will be doing low-relief carving on pumpkins. Please sign up ASAP via the QR code. BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN!

October Art Club Meeting

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May 14th from 5-7PM

The spring art show is fast approaching! Save the date for May 14th from 5-7pm. Come and view the work, chat with the artists and enjoy a light snack. Then, stay for some Juried Art Awards and the NAHS Induction Ceremony. This is a great night to come and support the Arts!

2019 Spring Art Show


June 6th at 6pm

The Gallery of the Boroughs in C211 is hosting a Farewell Exhibition for Mr. Hancin. George Hancin has been a teacher here at Algonquin Regional High School for 23 years, and is retiring this June! Come and wish him luck in his retirement, while viewing his collection of personal artworks from over the years. This is your chance to stop in and honor this Algonquin Legend! Light refreshments will be served.

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Gallery of the Boroughs

captivating color

Did you know that Algonquin has it’s own art gallery?
The Gallery of the Boroughs has a show on view which showcases color! This year the gallery is curated by a small handful of students who sought artists they thought would interest their peers the most!
We will have a closing reception with the artists from 2-3pm next Wednesday January 30th. Please consider stopping by for a refreshment and a chance to talk with them!
Hurry in to see the show before it closes!
Follow the gallery to stay up to date on all the upcoming shows & events! @galleryoftheboroughs on Facebook & Instagram!

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Art in Bloom!



Tomorrow 25 student artworks will be displayed side-by-side with floral interpretations completed by the Southborough Gardeners Association in a collaborative Art in Bloom. This is the second time the Algonquin Art Department  has teamed up with the Gardeners  to host this event. The Community Advocate wrote a great article teasing the show! Check to see if you know any of the participating artists below, and come by and congratulate them. Stop by the opening and show your support for the arts!



Catie West

Amber Mooers

Naomi Greenspan

Caroline Folsom

Bridey McGlynn

Parker Lescalleet

Hannah Grinblatas

Lauren McKie

Allie Calabrese

Stephanie Francalancia

Isabel Zaia

Antonio Montilla

Max Nosevich

Bobby Sandakli

Naveen Thiruvazhi

Katie Dobberpuhl

Tatyanna Kennedy

Erin Chute

Christina Forrest

Emily Hunt

Bella Alex

Bits Sangiorgi



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Redefining Positive Body Image

The Reflection Redefined Gallery Opening was on Thursday January 21st, and was a great success! DECA students Kate Kalinowski and Kira Porter worked to highlight their two-week long initiative about body positivity throughout the building. The conclusion was the opening of a gallery show featuring artwork from students, alumni, and photographs from The Grace Project, whose work photographs women who are redefining their own body image after mastectomy surgery.

Before attending the opening reception, artist Isis Charise shared the Grace Project work with about 200 incredibly attentive and sincere students in the Black Box, from art, health, English and social studies classes. Students we spoke to afterward were very moved, some teary at the power of the images, of women’s reclaimed beauty and dignity. One student said her grandmother had been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 days earlier, and she’d not been able to make time or known what to say, but called her that afternoon. At the opening, which was packed for our small gallery, Isis connected with students, community members, and cancer survivors. Guests commented on the collection of work, which sought to open up conversation on various body image topics.

Congratulations Katie & Kira on your dedication and hard work towards a successful event! The gallery is open during the school day for viewing, and will remain open through early March.