MassMu to Host Annual Celebration in Art

News Release:  MassMu to Host Annual Celebration in Art

Each year, the Massillon Museum exhibits artwork by area school children. The gallery bursts with color, imagination, and many more works of art than it usually displays. Art teachers in all schools within and surrounding Massillon have been invited to submit artwork by their students from kindergarten through high school.  

The 2015 Celebration in Art show will open on Saturday, March 28, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a reception for young artists from public and parochial schools throughout Western Stark County. Refreshments will be served in the lobby and members of Ballet Le Rêve will entertain at 4:00 p.m. The party is free and open to everyone; reservations are not necessary.

The show will include more than 250 pieces of student artwork—both two-dimensional works and three-dimensional creations. Art teachers from 13 schools have submitted artwork: Canton Central Catholic, Edison Middle School, Franklin Elementary, Gorrell Elementary, HCA St. Mary Campus, Jackson High School, Massillon Intermediate School, Massillon Junior High School, Northwest Primary, Pfeiffer Intermediate School, St. Joan of Arc School, Tuslaw Elementary School, Tuslaw Middle School, and Washington High School.

At the same time, visitors to the second-floor galleries will be able to view Paul Brown: The Professional Years, It’s Been Awhile, Sean Qualls: Published and Unpublished Illustrations; Politics, Pantaloons, and Protest Marches; Massillon and the War of the Rebellion: Women and the War; an exhibition focusing on the 100th anniversary of the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce, The Immel Circus, and the century-old Jewel automobile. The Studio M exhibition, Paintings by Mary Lou Eberly, and the Black and Orange Cinema: Film Noir and Massillon Ohio exhibition will be on display in the lower level, where children can also enjoy opening the door of Oscar the skeleton’s closet. Families can enjoy posing for photographs in the vintage photobooth.  

The Celebration in Art exhibition will remain on display through Sunday, April 12. It may be seen during regular Museum hours—Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.  For more information, call 330.833.4061 or visit  

Media Contacts:

Scot Phillips, Massillon Museum Operations Officer  -  330-833-4061
Heather Haden, Massillon Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator  -  330-833-4061

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