Published in the May 18, 2016 edition

WAKEFIELD — The town’s arts and cultural communities will come together today and tomorrow for an exhibit at the Albion Cultural Exchange on Albion Street.

Today beginning at 6 p.m., the Wakefield Cultural Council is hosting a gathering of people involved in the local cultural and artistic scene and will also celebrate those individuals and organizations that have received Cultural Council grants for 2016.

The goal of the event is to connect like minded people who are invested in Wakefield’s Arts and cultural scene. In addition to artists, there will be representatives from the Sweetser Lecture Series, the Hartshorne House Association, the Wakefield music scene, the Historical Society and local government. Light refreshments will be served.

Work by 10 very talented Wakefield Memorial High art students will also be displayed.

Then on Thursday, May 19, the 10 Advanced Placement students who have collectively created 236 works of art during the school year will exhibit their work for fellow artists at the Albion Cultural Exchange as well as the public during the first annual AP Art Gallery Show from 5-8 p.m.

Included here are examples of student work with a statement about their concentrations.