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2023 Aquidneck Island High School Art Exhibit

featuring a display of work generously lent by the Anthony Quinn Foundation

The late Rosemary Day, devoted art teacher at Middletown High School and a member of the DeBlois Gallery, firmly believed that her students should have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in public. Thus the DeBlois, with the efforts of the high school art teachers, senior art students, and private donors, continued the tradition of the annual show that Rosemary Day started over 20 years ago. Participants were drawn from Middletown High, Portsmouth High, Rogers High, and the Met School.

This year we welcomed the Anthony Quinn Foundation in celebrating the creativity of our young art students with an exhibit of the artwork of the late Anthony Quinn, famous Oscar-winning actor and also an extraordinary artist. In fact, it was because of his artistic talent that he received a scholarship in high school that would help to launch his phenomenal career.

A Sampling of Student Art Work

A Sampling of Anthony Quinn's Paintings and Sculpture