Watervliet K-8 artwork represented in Empire State Plaza Art Show

For the second year, the Watervliet City School District is represented at the  annual Empire State Plaza Art Show in Albany, which will host an artists’ reception for students and families on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.

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The student art show is presented in conjunction with Youth Art Month, a month used to celebrate and recognize the many forms of visual art and art education. This year, student artwork from both Watervliet Junior High and Watervliet Elementary schools are part of the art show, which is on display at the Empire State Plaza now through March 22.

“Our students work very hard to both understand the art and to create their own artwork based on the abstract expressionist pieces in the collection,” said Caitlyn Santiago, Watervliet art teacher.

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This is the only Capital Region art exhibition for students in kindergarten through grade 8. The works students have created are based on the Empire State Plaza art collection which contains 92 pieces total and displays artwork created by students inspired by the Empire State Plaza Art Collection. This year, 16 schools in the area are represented in the show. All students and their families are invited to attend the Opening Reception.

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The one-of-a-kind exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, the Capital Area Art Supervisors, and the New York State Art Teachers Association.

Information and exhibit photos courtesy of Caitlyn Santiago, art educator.