Budding artists get attention

March 10, 2013 by  

The Art Supervisors Association (ASA) of Nassau County is inviting students and their parents, art instructors, superintendents, the citizens of Merrick, and those in surrounding communities to attend the 2013 Nassau County Art Exhibition.

The event honors over 1,100 kindergartners through twelfth-grade students who have displayed artistic brilliance in an array of visual arts, including sketching, painting, photography, printmaking, and computer graphics. It might, therefore, provide some inspiration for any local print company worker.

The art instructors selected three of each student’s finest pieces for display in the exhibition. These exemplary objets d’art are crafted in association with the NY State Learning Standards for the Visual Arts. In 2013, over 400 art instructors who teach in more than 200 schools in 45 of Nassau County’s school districts will present their student’s artwork in this esteemed exhibit.

It is shaping up to be a wonderful opportunity to invite the citizens of surrounding communities to realize and appreciate the imagination, creativity, and ability that a vibrant and innovative K-12 progressive visual arts education can provide.

One of the ASA’s objectives is to develop and support young artists and acknowledge those individuals who have made an exceptional impact and contribution to education in the arts. The ASA provides scholarships to more than 40 seniors who will be graduating this year. As well, the annual Professional Leadership Award will be presented at the invitation-only Scholarship Awards Ceremony which commences at 11:00 am.

The festivities take place on Sunday, March 17 at Adelphi University in the Ruth S. Harley Center from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For further information, contact Ruth S. Harley at 876-5146 or 992-1100.