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Boys & Girls Club Artwork on Display at SMCM May 13-19

April 29, 2010
Press Release #10-106


Artwork by the Boys & Girls Club of Spring Ridge Middle School in Lexington Park will be on public display May 13-19 in the Commons in Montgomery Hall of St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM). The exhibition, free and open to the public, begins with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, and will be on view daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Boyden Gallery at 240-895-4246.

The Boys & Girls Club's mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The club's fine arts program provides members with artistic education, promoting the importance of creativity and encouraging skills and cultural enrichment.

The show was the idea of SMCM student Allie Snyder '11, who then was responsible for making it happen.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.

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