By: Veronika Mykhailo (Contributor)

April 12th marked the opening ceremony of the art show called “4 schools, 1 town” brought to  life by Mr. Archer and the CATS Academy Boston Art Department. It was the second annual art show hosted by CATS in the Braintree Community Art Center.

We were joined this year by all the Braintree area high schools, Archbishop Williams, Braintree High, and Thayer Academy. Each school submitted 40 pieces of art (160 in total), however, only 70 were chosen to be displayed. Seven individual works were given awards by the panel of 3 judges.

The “Mayor’s Choice Award” was given by Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan and his wife Barbara Sullivan.   The Art Show included many talented artists from all of the Braintree high schools. Noteworthy CATS’ students were, Huy Hoang Le (Cecil), who won Third Place for his “Tarot Cards”, and Ruobing Chang, who won the Best Of Show (the top award) for her piece titled “Purple Mine”.

Overall the Art Show brought together some of the top high school art students in the area and provided an opportunity for the aspiring artists to mingle with one another. The gallery exhibition also featured a musical performance by CATS’ students, which was enjoyed by all.  Students, teachers, and parents gathered at this event to celebrate the talented young artists of the town of Braintree. The diverse community was made a little closer by the pleasant surroundings and inspiring artwork.  We hope that this art show will become an annual tradition and continuing generations of CATS’ students will be able to participate and enjoy it!