WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Its opening night at the River Arts gallery. A special exhibit, created by Tom Block.
Every piece in the exhibit is by an artist who grew up in Maine. And every one of them was taught by Tom Block.
"This is work these guys are doing now, not in high school. The idea behind the show here is to show that art continues on in somebody's life and continues to work in somebody's life forever," says Block.
If Tom looks familiar, that's because you may have seen on the air before. He created the illustrations for the Togus the Cat book.
But thousands of Maine high school students have known him as Mr. Block, the art teacher.
Tom Block taught art for the past 19 years at Wiscasset High School. Before that he taught at Georges Valley High in Thomaston. A few years ago he was named Maine's art teacher of the year.
His former students say they always knew that.