Step Into Art and Mother Caroline Academy Honored at the State House, July 2018

Pictured above:  Representative Liz Malia (fourth from right) with Step Into Art founder Abby Rischin and Mother Caroline Academy sixth-grade students and staff during the State House reception in honor of our ten-year exhibition and partnership.


This week, Step Into Art and Mother Caroline Academy had the honor of showcasing our ten-year anniversary exhibition at the Massachusetts State House.  At a beautiful reception on July 18, Representative Liz Malia presented us with citations from the governor and House of Representatives “in recognition of 10 years of partnership and dedicated service to enriching students’ learning in the world of art….” Our student artists proudly shared their paintings, we received a proclamation – followed by a standing ovation – in the House chamber, and then we were welcomed onto the governor’s balcony! It was a very moving and memorable day capping an amazing decade of creative collaboration.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives Citation:

“Be it hereby known to all that the Massachusetts House of Representatives offers its sincerest congratulations to Step Into Art in recognition of your dedication to enriching students’ learning through the use of art as they engage in art interpretation, literary writing, and public speaking.  The entire membership sends its very best wishes….”

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor’s Citation:

“On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I am pleased to confer on your organization this Governor’s Citation in recognition of you 10 years of partnership and dedicated service to enrich the students’ learning in the world of art, to build their skills as they engage in interpreting art…self-expression…literary writing, and public speaking….”

“Given this 18th day of July at the State House, Boston, Massachusetts”