In honor of the presentation of “A Christmas Carol” performed by the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, Vaillancourt Folk Art has held an illustration contest open to High School and Middle School students in the Blackstone Valley area. The theme of the work needed to be a scene from “ A Christmas Carol”. The medium could be pen and ink, tempera, water color or oil paint. There has been a wonderful response with a wide variety of works from many talented young artists and three high school and three middle school winners were chosen on November 21st! The winning entries will be displayed at Vaillancourt Folk Art during the Dickens’ performances and the winners will receive a copy of “A Christmas Carol”, signed by Gerald Dickens and two tickets to the Sunday November 27th performance at 6:00p.m.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Trever Benoit, Whitin Middle School
- Sasha Caissie, Whitin Middle School
- Emily Cromwell, Sutton Memorial High School
- Megan Fenuccio, Sutton Memorial High School
- Jaycee Garrigan, Whitin Middle School
- Sabrina Miller, Sutton Memorial High School
9 Main Street
Sutton, MA 01590
Vaillancourt Folk Art has been creating highly detailed, hand-painted collectible chalkware from antique moulds in their Sutton, Massachusetts studios since 1984. With a goal of creating that one special gift that will be handed down for generations, Vaillancourt chalkware is an original form of art. Still family owned and operated, Vaillancourt products are available to 500 stores around the nation, including Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Williamsburg, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and hundreds of small shoppes. Their Sutton Studio, Museum, and gallery is open daily, Monday through Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 11-5.