Mangbetu Award

mangbetu sculpture

 

The annual Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award salutes outstanding arts achievement and commitment by Attleboro Arts Museum W. Charles Thompson Museum School students.

Award History
As a result of a generous gift from Mrs. Gene Schreckengost, The Attleboro Arts Museum is the fortunate recipient of Viktor Schreckengost’s 1933 original Mangbetu Child; Bronze Casting #2 (pictured above). This exceptional piece was on display at the Museum during the Viktor Schreckengost Legacy Exhibition (March 21 – May 16, 2008) and serves as a strong symbol of Vik’s talent and range as an artist.

As a salute to Viktor Schreckengost, The Attleboro Arts Museum has instated The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award honoring Viktor’s contributions as an educator and remarkable accomplishments as an artist and designer.

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2017 Mangbetu Award Recipient: Mary Moore
Exhibition: June 2 – 30, 2017

Reception & Award Ceremony:  Sat., June 3rd from 3-4:30pm.  Free and open to all.
Location:  Attleboro Arts Museum Community Gallery (Emory Street Entrance Lobby)


Artist Statement:
My name is Mary Moore and I am 11 years old.  I am a fifth grader at St. John’s the Evangelist School in Attleboro, MA.  I draw mostly anime, but I love pretty much anything that is creative.  My other interests are playing sports, reading, history, chemistry and animals.  I especially love Pugs!  I also love watching the Celtics with my dad, scented candles and collecting lip gloss.  I have been taking art classes at the Attleboro Arts Museum for over 3 years; attending their summer art weeks, classes and one-day workshops.  My favorite season is fall because I love all the colors.  It gives me inspiration when I have artist’s block.  I have been trying to get into Realism, although I have not gotten the hang of it yet. I would like to continue taking art classes and hopefully one day go to the Rhode Island School of Design. 

– Mary Moore

 

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Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award Recipients
2009: Victoria Tarallo
2010: Arlena Phillips
2011: Cassie Chee
2012: Marina Spenciner
2013: Ryan Brown
2014: The Monotype Group (Susan Clarke, Celeste Houle, Carol Sacks, Jean Thompson, Andrea Warner, Mary Wojciechowski)
2015: Mary Musante
2016: Vaidehi Jawale

2017: Mary Moore

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