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Art at the Morse Institute

Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Polk Virtual Gallery / Main Level
Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent boarding and day high school offering an immersive and intensive educational experience designed for student artists in grades 9–12. Celebrating its 50th year, Walnut HIll offers world-class training in dance; music; theater; visual art; and writing, film & media arts, complemented by an innovative college-prep academic curriculum. Walnut Hill School for the Arts educates and trains creative and intellectually curious young artists to make an enduring impact in the world. This exhibit in the Polk Virtual Gallery highlights artists from the Visual Art Department.

Natick High School Art Students
Lebowitz Meeting Hall / Lower Level & Atrium Virtual Gallery / Main Level
Natick High School art students' Winter and Spring 2023 projects are featured in the Lebowitz Meeting Hall and include submissions from students in grades 9-12. Join students for an opening reception on Wednesday, May 10 from 5-7 pm.

Library Card Contest Winning Artists
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary, the Library asked community members to submit unique designs for library cards. Twenty-one designs were selected for cards, and one design was selected for the cover of our Anniversary Cookbook. The Library congratulates these local artists and invites the community to join us May 13 from 2-3pm to celebrate the local artists and art featured on our 150th Anniversary library cards! All the designs will be on exhibit in our Main Floor Galleries for May-June 2023. Refreshments served in the Morse Room.

Stitching A Legacy: Historic Samplers Exhibit
Morse Room / Main Level
Mary Ann Morse was born on June 16, 1825 and died at the age of 37, leaving her entire estate to the Town of Natick 'to build a library and fill it with books.' This Library is her legacy, but the only tangible thing we have belonging to her is a sampler she made at the age of 11. The Library is thankful to have this glimpse into the early life of Mary Ann Morse. On Friday, June 16 from 6-8pm, join Dr. Mariah Kupfner, Specialist Curator, as she provides historical context to the Mary Ann Morse sampler plus eight additional samplers from the Natick Historical Society collection. Dr. Kupfner will also discuss the importance of needlework in the 19th century, and the enduring significance of needlework today. Special thanks to the Natick Historical Society for the loan of their historic sampler collection for this exhibit. On exhibit through December 2023.

Morse Institute Library Stitchers: 150th Anniversary Quilt
Main Level
The Morse Institute Library (MIL) Stitchers is a diverse group of knitters and crocheters whose main focus is service to others. Since 2013, MIL Stitchers have stitched thousands of items for charity, as well as fun “out of the box” public art installations. In honor of the 150th Anniversary, the MIL Stitchers created a tribute piece with 16 squares, each representing something unique about the Library. Sixteen women stitched using techniques that include knitting, crocheting, black work, and counted cross stitch. MIL Stitchers is open to all, beginners and pros. Meetings are held at the Library the first Saturday morning of the month.

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