Our House is a Very Fine House

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Gallery Seven presents “Our House is a Very Fine House” A Children’s Exhibition Using Recycled Frames from Gallery Seven. On display March 10th – April 14th. Opening Reception at Gallery Seven, 7 Nason St., Maynard, MA on Saturday March 10th from 6-8 p.m. as part of ArtsNight Maynard.
For the past 12 years Heidi Kupferman, a teacher at McCarthy-Towne Elementary School in Acton, has been having her 2nd graders design and build low relief sculptures of the front of a house, a facade. Five years ago she started collecting discontinued frame corner samples from frame shops and the children would incorporate them into their work as roof tops. Gallery Seven Frame Shop in Maynard started donating frame corners to Heidi a couple of years ago and last October she proposed the idea of exhibiting the finished pieces at Gallery Seven.
Three classes of 2nd graders, totaling 68 children, will have their work on display from March 10 – April 14. Inspired by the myriad of carved and colorful frames, the students first created a roof for their façade. They glued, hammered, shaped and cut using a variety of mixed media, from wood and nails to natural bark to repurposed rulers and pencils.

Connections to community and literacy were made when an architect from Kehm Architecture in Acton visited the classes and demonstrated a few tools of the trade, including the architectural concepts of floor plans and elevations. Students visualized the interior spaces of their houses and drew imaginary floor plans, as well as wrote stories describing the special qualities that make their house unique. The floor plans and stories will be organized in a binder for guests to look through while enjoying the tiny structures on the walls.  It’s important that we have gifted teachers like Heidi encouraging creativity in their students!

For more information about Gallery Seven please call 978-897-9777 or visit us at www.gallerysevenmaynard.com.
“Beth, Isabella, and Justin” with their works of art!!!