Synergy Art Projects at AENY
Synergy: [si-nər-jē], noun. Definition: The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.
Artexpo New York is excited to be hosting two [SYNERGY] Art Projects this year as part of our Topics & Trends Education and Events Series. Two New Jersey schools will be involved in this project, Woodcliff Middle School and Morris Hills High School.
On Friday, April 24, from 12:30–3:30 p.m., watch as the students from Morris Hills High School, coached by several talented Artexpo artists, create their [SYNERGY] Art Project masterpiece. Morris Hills stresses the importance of art as a critical subject for students throughout their high school years, because engagement in an arts classroom—aside from providing creative enrichment—teaches students how to be good workers and responsible people. For the [SYNERGY] Project, a group of 36 multimedia art students have devised their artwork theme and will complete it at Artexpo.
On Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., students from Woodcliff Middle School, coached by several talented Artexpo artists, will create their [SYNERGY] Art Project masterpiece. The Art After Hours program at Woodcliff, under the direction of Shawn McCabe, strives to provide students in grades six through eight with a rigorous, individualized, and enjoyable creative experience outside of the regular school day. Students are invited to participate in a process that is driven entirely by the individual student. For the [SYNERGY] Project, the students have devised their artwork theme and will make it come alive at Artexpo.
As Art After Hours Director Shawn McCabe explains, “Ultimately, those students who excel in this program demonstrate exceptional enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism, and independence, along with a willingness to challenge traditional rules about art making.”
Please come by and watch as these amazing art pieces unfold!
Update: Check out these photos from the [SYNERGY] Art Projects at the show. We’ll keep adding more as they roll in!”