Make a Mess Making Art!

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Messy Art Night Essex PTO


Essex, MA (January 27, 2014) – Essex Elementary School (EES) and the Essex Parent-­‐Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold their annual Messy Art Night on Friday, February 7, 2014. This will be the fifth year of the event, which draws attendees from all over Cape Ann and the North Shore for it’s hands-­‐on art projects led by artists from the area’s vibrant artistic community.

Over a dozen local artists will demonstrate their crafts and host hands-­‐on make-­‐your-­‐own projects at Messy Art Night, including sculptors, painters, collagists, mixed media artists, potters, and others.

Confirmed artists include: sculptor Chris Williams, illustrator Chrissie McNiff Twombly, potters from Art Haven of Gloucester, painter Kathleen McHugh, the Art School of Salem’s Andrew Carr, painter Margaret Sweet, illustrator Leslie Galacar, painter Emily Gala, The Art Center of Hamilton’s Erin Clark, mixed media artist Jen Mayer, painter Kristen Wilson, and sculptor Scott Mulcahey. Local Essex museums Cogswell Grant and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum will also host projects at the event.

“Messy Art Night is a great opportunity for EES students and our community to connect with local artists, to learn, have fun and make a mess,” said Essex PTO president Diane Corrao. “This event has quickly become one of our most popular, most well-­‐attended events of the year.”

Messy Art Night will be held on Friday, February 7 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Essex Elementary School at 12 Story Street in Essex, Ma. Cost is $5 per participant or $20 per family. Attendees are encouraged to bring a smock or wear old clothes. The public is welcome. Healthy snacks will be sold.

Messy Art Night is organized by the Essex PTO. The Essex PTO works to promote the education, and enhance the welfare, of the children of Essex, and provides a forum for communication and cooperation among the teachers and parents of Essex. A large portion of the PTO budget, raised through an annual appeal and monthly events, funds enrichment field trips and in-­‐school programs for the children of Essex.


Contact for more info:

Melissa Glorieux
Essex Elementary School PTO / 978-­‐890-­‐7213

Essex Parent Teacher Organization
12 Story Street, Essex, Massachusetts 01929

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