RAD Skate Park celebrates youth art month

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Marlborough – RAD Skate Park, in collaboration with the Marlborough Public Schools Visual Arts Department, present “Totally RAD Art,” a showcase of art created around the theme “rad.”

Marlborough Public Schools strive to make meaningful connections with students and provide them with authentic learning experiences that incorporate 21st-century skills. One of he schools’ most successful ventures was to combine traditional art experiences with skateboard design. The idea for “Totally RAD Art” came from a partnership formed with RAD Skate Park in effort to showcase student artwork in a non-traditional venue.

Students from Marlborough High School (MHS), and various other schools across the state have been working diligently to design skateboards and other “rad” themed visual art for an upcoming exhibit at RAD Skate Park in Mendon.

Meredith Sibley, a Marlborough High senior, works on her skateboard design. Meredith Sibley, a Marlborough High senior, works on her skateboard design. MHS AP Studio Art and Portfolio students were given the task of creating a design that fit the theme and presenting their ideas in class before beginning to paint or draw directly onto blank skateboard decks. Students viewed many designs and came up with original and sophisticated designs for their boards. They also used their design themes to create flyers and T-shirts to help promote the exhibit.

The reception will be held Saturday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., at RAD Skate Park, located at 49 Uxbridge Rd. in Mendon. In celebration of Youth Art Month, the exhibit will be open for viewing throughout the month of March during regular business hours. Visit http://www. radskatepark.com for hours of operation.