Saturday, July 3, 2010

Atlantic and Cape May YAM Exhibit

Atlantic/Cape May County Youth Art Month Exhibit 2010 was held at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ. The Noyes Museum has graciously opened their student gallery to YAM for the past several years. There were over 260 in attendance. The Youth Art Gallery was alive with artists, their families and friends. The event was also attended by Atlantic County Special Services Superintendent, Lizbeth Buoro, who commented, “Wonderful exhibition- What talented artists!” AENJ’s Barbra Calvo and Jude Harzer were on hand to lend support and aided greatly in taking photos and extending warm welcome to all guests. Guests snacked on food and drinks donated by participating teachers, businesses, and organizations. Students received beautiful certificates designed and donated by graphic artist William Ezell. Students were also recognized for their achievements by Cape May County Senator Jeff Van Drew as they each received a signed commendation. Atlantic County Senator James Whelan personally came to congratulate the student artists. The Sweeney family of Atlantic County summed up the days events in their comment “Love this show!”

On March 6, 2010, AENJ board members, Barbara Calvo and Jude Harzer attended the Atlantic and Cape May Counties’ YAM exhibit to support students and educators alike. Held at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ, the show featured works from 11 schools and 136 students. Impressive recycled object sculptures, cast paper multicultural masks and Pop Art tempera self portraits were some of the works that were included in the YAM student display.
YAM county co- chairs, Kathy Nichols and Lisa Confora, helped to arrange the event with assistance from colleagues, students and other volunteers. Senator James Whelan was among the many guests who attended this year’s exhibit. Another special guest : Senator Jeff Van Drew ,was unable to attend but sent a signed commendation for each of the participating student artists. Administrators such as Atlantic County Special Services School District Superintendent, Ms. Elizabeth Buoro ,colleagues, family, and friends joined to celebrate the successes of the many young artists that were represented in this show.
After viewing the YAM exhibit, guests enjoyed an abundance of delicious refreshments and were able to view the Noyes Museum special galleries which included an exhibition of works by Susan Reese Horvitz and Robert Roesch entitled, “Transduction: Myths of The Sea and The Solar Boat”, and a group clay artist exhibit entitled: Mish Mash Strikes Back:
Contemporary Clay Redefined.
Congratulations to all of our Atlantic and Cape May County students for sharing their beautiful Art . The entire display reflected the passion and high level of quality art education that exists in these NJ schools. Bravo!

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