Glenfield Students Participate in Youth Art Month

Glenfield Students Participate in Youth Art Month
Posted on 05/08/2019

March was Youth Art Month and here are the ways that Glenfield, the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet, participated in this Nationwide Art Advocacy Event:

Four seventh graders were selected to have their artwork exhibited at the Hall of Records in Newark for the entire month. A reception and recognition ceremony was held on March 21 where each artist received a certificate from the Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo. 

Pictured above left: Principal Cheryl Hopper and DiVincenzo with students Olivia Beck, June Goldberg, Lila Miller, and Lizzie Nahra.

Seventh grader June Goldberg’s artwork was chosen out of hundreds of pieces of art to be exhibited at the New Jersey Statehouse. A reception for the artists and their families was held on March 8 in Trenton. Goldberg received recognition and an award for her participation. 

art student poses with award

CI Art seventh grade students participated in a nationwide project called The Memory Project. Each student was paired up with a Syrian refugee child of whom they had the privilege of painting a portrait. Students learned about Syria and why many Syrians are fleeing. Their portraits are being delivered later this month and a video of their paired child receiving their portrait will be delivered to the school in the coming months. More info about The Memory Project can be found here:

 art drawing of refugee  art drawing of refugee  art drawing of refugee

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