Student Art On Display Through March 15

(Photo courtesy of Carrie Russoniello)

(Photo courtesy of Carrie Russoniello)

UNION — Artwork from various schools in Union County will be showcased through March 15 for the Art Educators of NJ’s (AENJ) Youth Art Month, an annual observance in the state of New Jersey to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.

Union County’s Youth Art Month exhibit is held at The Plaza at Elizabethtown Gas Company/Liberty Hall Center at 1085 Morris Avenue in Union from Feb. 26 through March 15. This exhibit was coordinated under the direction of Carrie Russoniello , an art educator at Aldene School and Sherman School in Roselle Park, and is funded by AENJ.

Youth Art Month celebrates New Jersey’s talented youngsters. Youth Art Month provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other subjects offered in the curriculum.

Visitors to the Union County Youth Art Month Exhibit saw a variety of media used by the artists, such as pastels, acrylic paints, and pencil. Three dimensional projects, drawings, paintings, prints, and even photographs were also exhibited to showcase the wonderful art programs throughout our county, grades K-12.

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