Millburn School District Celebrates Youth Art Month
Celebration of Student Art at the Paper Mill and the Education Center
From the Millburn Township Public Schools:
It’s March, which means it is Youth Art Month, a national program designed to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children. In Millburn, the school district celebrated student work at the Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday.
More than 150 artworks were displayed, representing Millburn's K-12 Art curriculum. It is an evening for honored students to celebrate with their families and teachers.
Although March is Youth Art Month, Millburn Schools celebrate the arts on a daily basis all year. Millburn students have made numerous artistic achievements both locally and nationally. Here is a small sampling of some of the recent special awards and events where Millburn Art students have been recognized;
Glenwood School has the following students selected for the Winter and Spring exhibits at the New Jersey Performing Arts begins April 22.
Winter: Jesse Rodriguez, Grade 2, Fiona Haggerty , Kindergarten, Sophia Pharaon, grade 2, Carly Abramowitz, Grade 5, Caroline Tarnow, Grade 3, Gillian Cohen, grade 5. Spring show: Hudson Alpert, Grade 2, Alex Popolow, grade3.
Students from Glenwood and South Mountain Schools are featured in the Essex County Youth Art Month Show at the Hall of Records in Newark. The reception will be held on March 27th where Essex County Executive Vincent DiVincenzo will award certificates to each student artist. From Glenwood School: Sam Belcher,grade 3, Katie Gula, Grade 2, Lucas Lesburg, kindergarten, Lais Santos, Grade 5. From South Mountain School: Emma Russo, Michael Policarpio, Simmy Niroula
Glenwood School students also entered the Youth Art Month Poster Contest, and eleven of them were named finalists:
Carly Abramowitz, Ellie Adams, Gillian Cohen, Alexa Fitzgerald, Maya Gangan, Jonah Grossman, Anna Nesser, Gena Pike, Juliette Pike, Lais Santos, Ariel Tresser.
Four South Mountain School students are semifinalists in an international competition titled "International Year of the Forests." It is sponsored by the United Nations and the Gabarron Organization. The following students are semifinalists: Carly Platt, Anthony Chen, Evelyn Zeng, Sharon Lam
Millburn Middle School participates in a world-wide online student art gallery called Artsonia. This is a permanent portfolio for students and encourages positive feedback for student artwork.
The Millburn High School English and Visual Arts Departments honored the 2012 Northern NJ Region Scholastic Art and Writing award recipients at a reception on March 21 at MHS.
Northern NJ Region, Scholastic Art Awards, 2012
Haiwen He, Irene Hoxie, Shiv Malhotra, Leigh Moriarty, Amanda Prager, Julia Schaevitz, Jordan Scharf. Emma Schiekofer, Owen Schumacher, Tara Sood, Alexandra Tritsch, Michael Yuan, Brittany Zwang
Simran Malhotra (2) (MMS), Amanda Cammalleri, Emily Draper, Jade Gardner, Morgan Gruer, Irene Hoxie, Amanda Huang (3), Jake Oleson (3), Lily Russo, Samantha Schaevitz, Jordan Scharf, Sophie Schneider, Owen Schumacher, McKenzie Sutton, Nicole Winkler, Wenyun Zou, Brittany Zwang (art portfolio)
Simran Malhotra (2) (MMS), Tahra Anglade, Lindsay Basile, Lilly Blum, Chelsea Castro, Ramya Chitbomma, Sophia Deng, Emily Draper (2), Charlie Ehrenfried, Morgan Gruer, Danielle Hitzig, Viraj Khetani (2), Brianna Khoong (2), Joshua Klieger, Chanthia Ma (Senior Portfolio), Jake Oleson , Samantha Schaevitz, Sally Schmidt, Sophie Schneider, Owen Schumacher, Jessica Solodkin, McKenzie Sutton, Michael Yuan, Sarah Zaccardo, Brittany Zwang (2)
Emerging Artists Exhibit, Feb. 2012
Amanda Huang (Honorable Mention)
Photographer's Forum Magazine Contest
Jake Oleson, Owen Schumacher- Honorable Mention
2011 WHYY Youth Media Awards
Jake Oleson and Will Politan, First Place, High School Open Category
Princeton Library Film Festival
Lambertville Film Festival
Jake Oleson- films selected
Fresh Perspectives- Morris Museum 2011
The work of Natasha Baskin and Puyun Tafreshi, were included in Fresh Perspectives, 2011: A Juried High School Art Exhibition, at the Morris Museum.
Work selected for Fresh Perspectives Competition 2012 - Yael Bialer, Patricia Chau, Joshua Klieger, Bhavik Gordhan, Ariel Taitel
Students Chosen in 2011 as Award Recipients by Millburn Art Advisory Committee
Seniors, Annie Dolan, Saranya Kanagaraj, Stephanie Tager
Juniors- Chelsea Castro, Wenyun Zou, Chanthia Ma, Emily Draper
Two AP Art Students Win Summer Art Scholarship in 2011
Jessica Solodkin and Wenyun Zou won a full scholarship to a three-week summer figurative drawing program at Chester College of New England.
10th District Congressional Art Show, March 2011
Senior, Hannah Sotnick, First Place for Drawing and Second Place for Overall Show. Senior, Carina Chang, Second Place for Painting, and sophomore, Joshua Klieger, First Place for Collage.
Additionally, you may view a fabulous array of High School artwork on display at the Millburn Education Center on Millburn Ave.