Sunday, March 15, 2009
Middlesex County YAM
March 14th was a busy day! After attending the Hudson County YAM, I went down the Turnpike to Middlesex County's YAM Festivities at the Middlesex County College Campus. The YAM exhibit was on display in a college student gallery with natural lighting. Many families and artists were already there posing for pictures and smiling proudly.
Joanne Gianfrancesco did a wonderful job with the exhibit and also in advocacy. Most of the senators and assemblymen in the county along with some mayors proclaimed March as Youth Art Month. Governor Corzine send a proclamation and asked the Middlesex Executive County Superintendent, Patrick Piegari, to attend the reception in his place. Patrick Piegari read the proclamation to the crowd and discussed the importance of the arts. Then awards were given to each student artist with a great goodie bag filled with art supplies donated by Triarco, Sax and Blick!