FAC Juneteenth Alex Syintsakos

Award-winning Juneteenth poster by Falmouth High School student Alex Syintsakos

The Falmouth Art Center is collaborating with the Falmouth Public Schools and the Falmouth No Place for Hate Committee this month on a Juneteenth poster contest. The posters will be on view at the Art Center through June 30.

Students whose work is in the exhibit range from 4th graders to seniors.

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 and commemorates the emancipation of African Americans who had been enslaved. It was first celebrated in 1865 in Texas because of the announcement on June 19 that year of the end of slavery by a general in the Union Army.

The following are the winners of the contest whose posters are on display at the art center: Rosalie Neville, grade 5; Sadie Oliveira, grade 4; Annalisse Rogers, grade 5; Olivia Finn, grade 7; Hannah Guay, grade 8; Laila Cliff, grade 8; Ella Ahern, grade 11; Drea Perez, grade 11; and Alex Syintsakos, grade 10.

The Falmouth Art Center is at 137 Gifford Street. Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM and Sundays 1 to 4 PM.

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