Livingston Arts will host prize-winning student artwork from high school students throughout the Genesee Valley Region at Livingston Arts from Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017 during regular gallery hours. The show is free and open to the public.

Celebrating Student Art
The Scholastic Art Show featured over 600 works from over 150 area students. Participating schools included: Avon, Dansville, Geneseo, Lima Christian, Livonia, Mount Morris, Pavilion, Warsaw, Wayland-Cohocton and York Schools.

The judges for this year’s show were Sharon Leary, Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, and Jennifer DeVille Catalano. The judges awarded over 100 prizes at the exhibit of all the works shown at York Central School on Saturday, March 25.

Hamann-Whitmore is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Livingston Arts and currently the McPherson Director of Academic Programs at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. Catalano is a writer and photographer whose work has been published in national print magazines such as Bella Grace, Mabel, and Kindred. Sharon Leary is a ceramic artist well known to local schools for live demonstrations of Korean pottery techniques combined with a reading of the novel A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park, set in 12th-century Korea.

“The show gave great insight into young people’s minds. What is important? The passions and interests of student came through in all the works,” said Sharon Leary. “The range was incredible. There were young artists growing into their potential, learning and experimenting. Others were remarkable by a college or professional standard. As judges, it was tough to choose between excellent and excellent,” said Leary.

Teachers submitted student artwork across 11 different media including drawing, painting, mixed media, film photography, digital photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, graphic arts/2D design, computer art graphics and studio art. Subjects ranged from social commentary to renditions of comic book figures to environmental issues. The public is invited to the closing reception where two seniors will each receive a scholarship of $200 to students pursuing the arts or an arts-related field in college, underwritten by Steed Energy.

For more information please contact Lin Callahan, Program Director 585.243.6785 or email lin@livingstonarts.org.