Saturday, July 3, 2010

Passaic County YAM Exhibit

The Louis Bay Library once again hosted the Art Educators of New Jersey’sPassaic County Youth Art Month Exhibit at the William Monaghan Gallery. This is the 5th year that the Hawthorne branch has been a gracious supporter of the Arts. Mayor Richard Goldberg proclaimed March as Youth Art Month with Karen Sudol, YAM chairperson for Passaic County, at a council televised meeting and also welcomed the guests at the Passaic County reception which was held on March 24th, 2010. The Passaic County Freeholders once again acknowledged the six state Passaic County art students with certificates of recognition representing Passaic County in the State Art Show.

The reception was an exciting festivity. Passaic County T shirts made with the assistance of Kathy Benevento were available for students who participated during the reception as an art project. A special addition to the festivities was the participation of Senator John Girgenti, who provided certificates of recognition for all participating Passaic County YAM students as well as the students who provided the music portion of the evening. Karen Sudol, chair, and Kelly DeFeo orchestrated the evening with entertainment by the Bloomingdale Elementary School chorus followed by North Haledon's chorus and then finally the return of the Clifton strings ensemble integrating music in the art reception. Co-chair Fran Machcinski kept a wonderful table of delicious sandwiches and cookies for the students and guests, while Virginia Phillipy welcomed the students as they entered the reception with Passaic County AENJ certificates. The Passaic County YAM Exhibit hosted over 100 pieces of art work and once again, had quite the festive reception.

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