Manchester-Essex High School Junior Haley Wolfe to be Published in The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts Spring 2018 Edition
Boston, MA: Haley Wolfe’s acrylic painting, “Paraphernalia” was selected for publication in The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, the only statewide print and online publication featuring jury-selected artwork, photography, poetry and creative writing by students in grades 8 to 12. Haley Wolfe is a junior at Manchester-Essex High School.
“Paraphernalia” was selected from over 700 works submitted by teens from schools and community organizations across the Commonwealth. All published works are juror-selected to ensure artistic excellence. Through this selective process, The Marble Collection, nonprofit publisher of The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, strives to assemble the most diverse and acclaimed collection of work.
“Feminism and female empowerment inspired me to create this work. My work seeks to challenge classical patriarchal constructions of control, dominance, and influence. This source of inspiration is rooted in my familial influences, specifically the women in my family who have had to deal with many hardships and sacrifices regarding their gender and Jewish heritage. They have fought to overcome the oppressive patriarchy and male-dominated society, thus giving me the ability to extend beyond the expected.“
After being selected for published, Haley Wolfe participated in The Marble Collection’s free Mentoring for Publication Workshop, in which she was paired one-to-one with a college student mentor to develop their 21st century skills through four steps: create, respond, connect, and present. In the 6-week workshop, teens explore the creative process, edit their work for publication and exhibition, and learn to present their artistic visions to audiences.
“Haley’s drive and ambition and true passion for feminism is an inspiration and truly something to behold. Her specific work “Paraphernalia” truly shines on her passions and drives in life and I enjoyed working with her immensely.” -Katelyn Brennanå
“I wish for my work to foster thought and discussion about the current status of our world on gender equality and what we as individuals can do to facilitate growth and development. This specific piece is part of a longer series reflecting on the challenges women face from across the globe. It will be showcasing different skin tones, shapes, and sizes and how bodies can be redefined and reimagined. In the future, I wish to continue making pieces about women and get a larger conversation started about women's roles in religion.” High-quality framed prints and canvases of “Paraphernalia” can be purchased on The Marble Collection’s e-Gallery at www.themarblecollection.org/egallery.
The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts is set for release in mid-May and can be purchased online at www.themarblecollection.org/subscribe. Published teens will be honored at The Marble Collection’s annual magazine release gala, Spring into Art, on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm at UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery. The gala will feature an exhibition and sale of jury-selected teen artwork and a program of teens reading their original creative writing. Students receive free admission. General Admission tickets can be purchased for $25.00 at https://themarblecollection.networkforgood.com.
About The Marble Collection [TMC]
The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes the only Massachusetts statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, photography, poetry and creative writing by students in grades 8 to 12. TMC pairs its teens one-to-one with college student mentors in its Mentoring for Publication Workshop to develop their 21st century skills through four steps: create, respond, connect, and present. In the 6-week workshop, teens explore the creative process, edit their work for publication and exhibition, and learn to present their artistic visions to audiences. At a time when budget cuts and an emphasis on standardized testing mean that fewer teens in Massachusetts have access to the arts, TMC collaborates with 200 Massachusetts schools and community groups to publish and mentor 125 teen writers and artists each school year. For additional information please visit: http://www.themarblecollection.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2018
The Marble Collection, Inc. (TMC)