Student art show, reception at Plaza
N.Y. (Feb. 25, 2019) --
inspired by the famed modern art collection at the Empire State Plaza
will be showcased March 2-18 in the plaza’s South Concourse.
And a reception
to honor participating students will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in
the South Plaza Concourse. Students, families and friends are welcome.
(District art teachers are pictured at right during last year's
More than 350
pieces of art by City School District of Albany students from
kindergarten through eighth grade will be on display at the plaza in
celebration of National Youth Art Month. The exhibit consists of artwork
from all 15 district elementary and middle schools, the Albany
International Center and Tony Clement Center for Education, as well
artwork from 17 other Capital
Region school districts.
On display are
student reinterpretations of the modern masters whose works are featured
on the walls and in the spaces of the plaza.
The Empire State
Plaza Art Collection consists of 92 modern art paintings, sculptures and
tapestries that were bought in the late 1960s to early ’70s, including
works from Alexander Calder, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock
and Mark Rothko.
Concourse is off the Madison Avenue entrance to the plaza, near the New
York State Museum.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High