Saturday, July 3, 2010

Monmouth County YAM Exhibit

Once again there was a huge turnout at the Monmouth County YAM Exhibit!

On March 23rd, around 6:00 pm, students, their families, and friends, along with their teachers and some principals, started arriving at the Middletown Arts Center to attend the 2010 Monmouth County Youth Art Month Exhibit and Reception. The reception was the culmination of a two and a half week long exhibit that showcased the diverse talent of students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, from across Monmouth County. There was beautiful artwork to view and light refreshments along with the handing out of certificates and citations to the students. Each student was given certificates from the Art Educators of New Jersey, a place to exhibit their work on Artsonia (the largest International online gallery), and a citation from the New Jersey Legislature signed by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Assemblyman Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr., and Senator Jennifer Beck. These Legislators also presented each teacher with a citation for their “dedicated efforts in promoting and achieving artistic excellence among their students.” In addition, the Monmouth County Chairs were also presented with an official proclamation endorsing the arts as being an integral part of education in the state of New Jersey.

The show was a multimedia display consisting of more than 125 pieces in a variety of artistic mediums from watercolors, tempera, acrylics, pastels, collage, pen and ink, and photographs, to clay, metal, fabric, packing tape, and wood constructions. The students were thrilled to see their work on display and were delighted to receive the official citation from the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly. Congratulations to all our talented students in Monmouth County and their dedicated art teachers.

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