Mayor William M. Manzi has named Kasey Walko as July’s Artist of the Month.
Kasey is a recent graduate of Methuen High School where she received high honors in academics and was a member of the National Art Honor Society. She is a member of the Art Institute Group of
Kasey has exhibited her work with the Art Institute Group of Merrimack Valley for the Art at the Library and Art at Mann’s Orchard shows. She has also exhibited her work at the New Hampshire Institute of Art High School Drawing Exhibition, the Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Art Show, and the Methuen Schools Art Show. Kasey is a Gold Key winner of the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Award and attended Art All-State last year at the Worchester Art Museum. Over the summer she will be working at the Essex Art Center as the Intern Coordinator and she will begin attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Fall to study Illustration and Art Education.
Mayor Manzi stated, “I’d like to thank Kasey for her participation in this program. She is one of the many talented young painters working in our community. It is an honor to display her artwork. I encourage people to come to my office and view her paintings.”
The Methuen Artist of the Month Program was created by Mayor Manzi five years ago in order to give members of the Methuen Arts Community a forum to display their work and to encourage participation in Methuen’s growing creative economy. Methuen artists interested in being considered for Artist of the Month should contact the Mayor’s Office.