Hitchcock Free Academy hosting multiple events

BRIMFIELD — Massachusetts Art Week, tproduced by the Boch Center, was launched in 2013 with a goal to consolidate and highlight all of the great arts programming across the state. Hitchcock Free Academy in Brimfield is a proud participant in the event.

This year Hitchcock Academy hosts two different events.  The first, Belly Full of Art, seeks to foster altruistic as well as artistic instincts. On April 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. participants will decorate a reusable shopping bag. This program is free thanks to a grant from AFL Fiber Optics.  “Artists” are asked to bring a nonperishable food to gain admittance.  All food items collected will be given to the Food Pantry in Wales. Preregistration is required as space is limited to 24 participants.  Registration information can be found at www.hitchcockacademy.org.

The second event, for ages 8 to 14,  takes place on May 1 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. You are invited to create your own decorative sea turtle with the goal to raise awareness and funds for conserveturtles.org. Better known as the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the organization founded in 1959, works to protect and to address the threats to sea turtle populations across the globe. At Hitchcock Academy instructor Linda Earley will the painting of your artwork in colors you choose. Participants will then share pictures of their creations on social media to draw attention to the cause. The $30 fee covers the cost of all materials. Preregistration is encouraged at https://www.hitchcockacademy.org/current-classes-for-adults-and-youth/sea-turtles-ma-art-week?rq=art%20week . Massachusetts Art Week participation is just one of the many ways Hitchcock Academy serves the local communities.

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