THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 22, 2022 Page 13 RETURN | FROM PAGE 1 retiring at the end of this school year. Along with reveling in putting together the popular event with her Malden High Fine Arts Dept. colleagues and fellow art educators Joseph Luongo and Julie Mullane, and others, Seager is well known for her unabashed love of Malden High and all of its students. “Ms. Seager is a treasure at Malden High School,” said Malden High School Principal Chris Mastrangelo, who has worked alongside the beloved art teacher for nearly 20 years, “The love, dedication and commitment she shows our students and staff – every day – is amazing and so much appreciated. She has touched so many lives in her years here at MHS.” Seager was individually honored at the opening of the Blue and Gold Gallery on Opening Night, April 7, by Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, members of the Malden School Committee, Superintendent Dr. Ligia Noriega Murphy and Principal Mastrangelo for her work this year – and all the years – coordinating the gallery exhibition. “We are so grateful as a community to you for your contributions to the promotion of the artistic talents of our Malden High students and your many years in the MHS Art Department,” Mayor Gary Christenson said on Opening Night, presenting Maryann Seager with an official city citation. A fixture since 2001, the art exhibition features the creations of many Malden High School Some ceramic art creations from Julie Mullane’s classes are on display. HOSTS WITH THE MOST: Pictured from left, Malden High art teachers Joseph Luongo, Julie Mullane and Maryann Seager. (All photos by Advocate) Mayor and School Committee Chairperson Gary Christenson joined an MHS art student and School Committee Members Adam Weldai (right) of Ward 5 and Jennifer Spadafora (second from right) of Ward 3 at the Blue and Gold Gallery. “They made some puppets in art classes, and it went over so well, we said, ‘Why not start an exhibition of the students’ art?’ and it just took off from there,” Seager said. “The students work so hard on Young artists were on hand for the Blue and Gold Gallery: Pictured from left: Tan Leshaun, MHS Junior Class of 2023 President Kyle Lee and Emily Chen. cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in both 2020 and 2021, due to local and state health and safety protocols. Indeed, some of the artworks were inspired directly from the students' experiences during the pandemic. Opening Night drew over 150 The Blue and Gold Gallery, featuring the work of over 100 Malden High School art students, is on display six days a week at the 350 Main St. office building in the heart of Malden Square. art students, with dozens and dozens of artistic works from many different mediums displayed on the walls of the lobby and anteroom of the Combined Properties office building at 350 Main St. – in the heart of Malden Square – at the intersection of Route 60/Centre St., Main and Exchange Streets. This is the first time the event has been held since 2019; it was art lovers primarily from Malden as well as surrounding communities and other visitors from around the region. The exhibition is open to the public six days a week: from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. There is no admission charge and those who visit are free to view the artwork on their own or with a small group. It features many different forms of art, including paintings, drawings, sketches, ceramic works and various creative sculptures. It is an eclectic mix, but one connected by Malden High School students' love and dedication for artistic expression, according to Seager. She started the event 22 years ago, following a simple request from city officials for some MHS students to create some artwork to enhance a city event. this event, and we are so happy we are able to host it again this year,” Seager told The Malden Advocate. “It is great to show ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ MALDEN HOUSING AUTHORITY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TENANT SELECTION/OCCUPANCY GENERALIST POSITION Salary Range: up to $50,000, depending on qualifications and experience, with excellent benefits. The Malden Housing Authority (MHA) is seeking to hire a Tenant Selection/Occupancy Generalist to assist in the administration of its Public Housing and Voucher programs. This full-time (35 hours/week) position works under the general supervision of the Occupancy Director with some latitude permitted for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out assigned duties, and requires sound organizational ability, attention to detail, and good customer service skills. For the complete job description, please see: http://www.maldenhousing.org/contact-malden-housing-authority/pages/human-resources-employment This is a mid-level position. MHA desires to hire one who has 1 – 3 years’ work experience with a MA Housing Authority and is bilingual in English and Cantonese, Haitian Creole and/or Arabic. A current and active MA Class D Driver’s License with use of a registered and insured vehicle is required for full term of employment. Must satisfactorily pass employment screening consisting of CORI and physical exam inclusive of drug and TB test. Reference checks and a pre-employment interview will be required prior to receiving an offer of employment. Interested persons should send a cover letter of interest and resume inclusive of two (2) work and two (2) personal (non-family) references to: HR Director, Raul Campillo rcampillo@maldenhousing.org. THE MALDEN HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG & SMOKE FREE AGENCY April 22, 2022 everyone the incredible artistic talent of our students and how resilient they are through the hardships they have faced the past few years with the pandemic.” “We hope that everyone comes and sees what outstanding and inspiring work our students have created,” Seager said. “It will be well worth a visit.”

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