Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Essex County YAM

Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., welcomed almost 100 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey’s student art exhibit on Thursday, May 3rd. This is the third consecutive year DiVincenzo has partnered with the Art Educators of New Jersey to present the student artists’ exhibit.

During the month of April, the first floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student art gallery. Employees and visitors to the county building were treated to the colorful and lifelike portraits, paintings, and drawings.

“Essex County has some very creative and talented student artists at all age levels from elementary to high school. The original artwork that is included in our exhibit is truly inspiring,” DiVincenzo said. “I am proud to partner with the Art Educators of New Jersey for the third consecutive year to present this beautiful exhibit. This is an opportunity to promote our students’ positive achievements and enables the general public to see the talent in our schools,” he added.

“Art is one of the languages that unites the diversity in Essex County,” said Lonnie Austin, an art teacher from Mount Vernon School in Newark and member of AENJ, who organized the exhibit. “I want to thank Joe DiVincenzo for helping to recognize the student artists in Essex County and the hard work that art teachers do. The collaboration of our schools with the county made this possible,” she added.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie,
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See you soon.
Phyllis Annett