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Isla Montessori Saipan holds art competition

A NEW school that will open in August, Isla Montessori Saipan, is holding an art competition at the ongoing Flame Tree Arts Festival.

School board member Sarah Fryling said the competition is open to all ages. Paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media can be submitted starting on Friday, April 27 at the school’s canopy on the festival ground.

The winners will be announced on Sunday afternoon, and prizes range from $20 to $200.

Teacher Susan Book said the art competition is different from Bridge Capital’s.

She said Isla Montessori is a first-time participant at the Flame Tree Arts Festival which is being held until Sunday at the Civic Center in Susupe.

“We are accepting submissions during the festival. Submissions can be brought to the Isla Montessori canopy in the outreach and information section,” Book said, adding that the deadline is April 29 at 2 p.m.

Book said their goal is to inspire participating artists to capture the theme: “Helping Children as they Navigate the World.”

In a phone interview, Fryling said the new school will be located in Dandan, She said the exact location will be  announced once they have complied with all the requirements.

Aside from academics, Book said the new school will also focus on local arts.

“An art contest will help get our mission out into the community,” she added.

“We are a school that will connect community members, students, teachers and neighborhoods. We see no boundaries when it comes to the education of your children,” she added.

 “We value the rich heritage of Saipan’s cultures and are committed to bringing these cultures and history into the classroom and incorporating the many resources of the island into the education of the children.”