Student’s Artwork to be Displayed at Maine Art Museum

PSE student and AP Drawing junior Shuyao has enjoyed creating art since she was a child. Her years of practice and passion for art will be recognized in March, when her oil painting entitled “Outside the Frame” will be displayed at the Portland Museum of Art.

Shuyao art_websiteShuyao’s painting will be displayed as part of the Youth Art Month exhibition, which will run from February 28th – April 1st. The museum has been hosting the exhibition, which promotes the value of art education in schools and importance of supporting quality art programs, for 18 years. Youth Art Month has been nationally observed since 1961.

“I have an artistic family,” says Shuyao, who is from China. “I started doing art when I was really little. There are a lot of people who said I have gifts.”
Shuyao’s favorite artist is Van Gogh. She and the other 100 students from elementary through high school across the state of Maine whose artwork will be on display for Youth Art Month will receive a certificate of recognition.

Shuyao Zhang_website“Shuyao is a lovely young lady and is dedicated to her studies.” Says her PSE Local Coordinator, Kathy Hansen. “She is kind and thoughtful and represents her country well.”

An opening reception, free to the public and including refreshments, will be held at the museum on March 10th from 4:00 – 7:30pm. Be sure to stop by and show your support for this talented young lady!