Blake Collects: Parents as Artists

Blake Collects, the overwhelmingly successful art exhibit that made its debut last year, returns to the Martha Bennett Gallery at the Upper School again this March. The theme of this year’s show is Blake Collects: Parents as Artists and the exhibition will showcase a wide range of artwork created by parents of Blake students.

The exhibition is scheduled to open on March 7 and will run through April 8, with the opening reception taking place on Tuesday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. All members of the Blake community are invited to the opening celebration of this unique exhibition.

Last year’s landmark Blake Collects: Living with Art brought together the Blake community in a new and exciting way as a wide range of artwork collected by Blake families past and present was showcased. Winning rave reviews from participants and visitors alike, the goal is that Blake Collects will become an annual event, creating meaningful conversations and connections among our many Blake constituencies.

“Excellent show! A wonderful experience that brought the Blake community together!” and “Fantastic to meet other families that collect and appreciate art!” were just a few of the comments about last year’s show attended by more than 500 members of the Blake community.

“Last year the Blake Collects event brought together many at Blake to celebrate the important role the visual arts play in all of our lives. This is a not-to-be-missed exhibit highlighting the considerable artistic talent to be found among Blake parents,” says John Gulla, Head of School.

To date, parents from more than 30 Blake families have signed up to participate in this year’s show. Items to be exhibited this year include photography and drawings, jewelry and ceramics, bronze sculpture and Japanese brush painting, watercolor and oil paintings. Student members of the Blake chapter of the National Art Honor Society will help mount the exhibition again this year.

Please join us for the opening of this exciting exhibition! We hope to see you there!

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