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Aquidneck Island High School Art Show Opening Reception

The 2024 Annual Aquidneck Island High School Art Show, hosted by the DeBlois Gallery, honors its originator, the late Rosemary Day, a devoted Middletown High School art teacher and member of DeBlois Gallery. Rosemary firmly believed in her students as practicing artists who should have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in public. In this spirit, DeBlois Gallery, bringing together the hard work of high school art teachers, art students, and private donors, continues the tradition of the annual show that Rosemary Day started over 20 years ago.

This year we welcome back the Anthony Quinn Foundation in celebrating the creativity of our young art students with the artwork of Anthony Quinn, renowned Oscar-winning actor and extraordinary artist. It was because of his artistic talent that he received a scholarship in high school that would help to launch his phenomenal career.

A non-profit organization founded by Katherine Quinn in 2001 to perpetuate the memory of Anthony Quinn and his achievements, the Anthony Quinn Foundation provides scholarships to High School students who aspire to pursuing a career in the arts. Serving as an advocate for young people with a passion for the arts, the goal of the Anthony Quinn Foundation is to assist youths through the granting of awards and scholarships for higher cultural education and the advancement of a career in the arts.

Participating schools are the Met School, with teacher Cara Willi; Middletown High School, with teachers Lucas Lundgren and Christin Woolbright; Portsmouth High School, with teachers Nancy Brandley, Krista Hook, Mel Olsen (High School Show Coordinator), and Jordan Silveria; and Rogers High School, with teachers Hope Lowe and Barbara Wunderler-Selby.

Free admission, all welcome, and ample free parking.




February 9
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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DeBlois Gallery
134 Aquidneck Ave.
Middletown, RI United States
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