The NYSATA Legislative Exhibit is co-sponsored by the New York State Alliance for the Arts in Education (NYSSAE). 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 students, parents and teachers.
|Mrs. Pazienza with artists Olivia Baker & Andrew Penn|
An opening reception to honor the young artists was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 12:30-2pm at the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
Legislators and others began speaking at 1pm.Senator José M. Serrano and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan were among those advocating for strong arts programs.
Students, art educators, family members, school officials and many New York State Assembly Members and Senators were in attendance.
The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase the artistic achievements of our young artists and to provide state-wide recogntion to students in elementary through high school.
Works of art by students from the Schodack Central School District were selected for this special exhibit in the Legislative Office Building, “Well” area in Albany.
Representing Maple Hill High School were Caitlin Wemetter (grade 12) and Brittni Curtin (grade 12) with their large self-portraits. Castleton Elementary School was represented by Olivia Baker (grade 3) for her self-portrait painting and Andrew Penn (grade 3) for his mixed media artwork of his house.
|Mrs. Pazienza with Olivia and family.|
|Brittni Curtin with family and friends.|
|Caitlin Wemette and Brittni Curtin|
|The display board had Brittni's self portrait drawing on top and Caitlin's self-portrait on the bottom.|
|Caitlin Wemette and family with her self-portrait.|