Thursday, March 25, 2010

Art Shows!

Exciting news from the Art Dept. at Maple Hill!

On March 31st, Matthew Busdiecker and Stephanie Muller will represent Maple Hill High School at the Questar III High School Art invitational at HVCC. Mary Hadden and Chelsea Stewart will have their work displayed on the second floor lobby of the Questar III offices.

On April 16th, sixteen Maple Hill High School students will exhibit artwork at Proctor's Theatre for the 2010 High School Regional Juried Art Exhibit! This event is held in conjunction with Schenectady's Art Night. Come enjoy some great artwork then see what downtown Schenectady has to offer.

Opening reception is: Friday, April 16, 2010
5:00-9:00 PM, Awards at 7:00
Proctor's Theatre, Fenimore Assett Gallery & Albany International Room
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Students representing Maple Hill are:

Chelsea Stewart
Brighid Docherty
Janet Garcia
Aaron Herr
Kevin Mosher
Kyle Warner
Rena Pazienza
Erin Kayser
Ian Myers
Rebecca Rafferty
Lori Hadjioannou
Anastasia Murphy
Dennis Strainge
Amy Zobre
Jasmine Alexandrea
Hannah Schockmel

This show will be up Friday, April 12th-Sunday, April 28th, 2010.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Arts Advocacy Websites

Get involved! The National Art Education Association has compiled a list of great websites and organizations. Find research, ideas on how to support the arts and other advocacy tools.

Some of my favorite art quotes

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~Pablo Picasso

"Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, March 8, 2010

20th Annual Legislative Art Exhibit

Evan P. posing with Assemblyman Tim Gordon.
Chelsea S. and Assemblyman Tim Gordon having a conversation about Chelsea's future in the arts.

Display of all of Schodack Central Schools artwork. Two students each from CES and MHMS are also displayed.
The New York State Art Teacher's Association Legislative Exhibit is co-sponsored by the New York State Alliance for Arts in Education. This student art exhibit is held in the Legislative Well in the Capitol Building in Albany each Spring. Legislators from across the state are invited to share the artistic accomplishments of their aspiring artist constituents at a reception for parents, students and teachers.
Congratulations to Chelsea, Evan and Jasmine! We are very proud to have you represent Maple Hill High School.