Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Laraway Photography Exhibit: Opening Reception today May 14th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Thirty-nine images, from youth and staff across Laraway's Programs, are featured in our first-ever, photography exhibit.  The event was conceived by Finding Our Voices, a group of teens in our therapeutic foster care program.
     "The Laraway Photographers have done an outstanding job," said Mickey Myers, Executive Director of the Bryant Gallery, and one the judges.  "It is difficult to realize this is the first time you have offered such a contest because of the quality of the entries and what appears to me to be the strength of the photographers' intentions.  Congratulations to all of them, and I hope this is just the first of many exhibits of their work."
     Staff, kids and community friends are invited to attend our Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 14th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Laraway.  To visit the exhibit another time, please contact Katherine Stamper at 635-2805 x 106 or

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kids and Staff create an artistically-inspired donation box for local food shelf

     It started with an idea.  The Johnson Food Shelf needed donations.  Sterling Market agreed to be a drop-off point for donations.  But, a collection box or bin was needed.  Swirling conversation and interactions inspired Laraway staff and kids to design, build and paint a beautiful donation bin depicting Vermont scenes.
     Cal Stanton built the sturdy wooden bin with kids in his Laraway workshop.  Staff members Kristen Murphy and Sue Lenel worked with kids to decorate with mountain and river landscapes.  Staff delivered the donation receptacle to Sterling Market and voila, donations are coming in!

Students participate in art exhibit at Vermont Studio Center

     Students from Laraway School are participating in the Art Shines Art Show at the Vermont Studio Center.  This annual event draws participants from schools across Lamoille County.
     The opening reception is Tuesday, May 6th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Wolf Kahn Studio located at 80 Pearl Street in Johnson.  Other participating schools include Hyde Park Elementary, Waterville Elementary, Cambridge Elementary, Green Mountain Technical and Career Center, Lamoille Union Middle School, Lamoille Union High School, Eden Central School and Johnson Elementary.