Island student featured in museum show

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 6:00pm
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Block Island School student Holden van Lent will be having some of his artwork shown at a new exhibit being held at the  Museum of work and Culture in Woonsocket, R.I. The Through Our Eyes exhibit, entitled “Home,” opens Saturday, March 14. The show runs through Friday, April 24, 2020. (The Museum is closed on Mondays.) The Block Island Times spoke with Holden by email about his upcoming show. 

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

A: I am 17 years old and a junior at the Block Island School. 

Q: Do you remember when you first started to make art?

A: I certainly remember making art in school from the time I was very little. 

Q: You create both drawings and works in clay. Do you have a favorite or are they equally satisfying for you?

A: Both are equally satisfying but I think clay is more difficult. 

Q: Do you prefer drawing images from real life, or out of your imagination?

A: I enjoy drawing from real life and from my imagination. 

Q: What does it feel like to have your art shown in a museum?

A: It feels like a real honor. 

Q: Do you plan on using art as part of your career, or is it something you just enjoy?

A: It is just something I enjoy. I enjoy the idea of creating something. 

For more information, visit rihs.org. (An opening reception that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been cancelled.)