For Immediate Release Media Contact: Collin Nash and Sid Nathan
December 22, 2010 (516) 869-7794
Town of North Hempstead’s Annual Recycled Art Contest Winners Come to Great Neck Arts Center
Great Neck, NY—Joining Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board to celebrate what has become a yearly tradition, the Great Neck Arts Center last week began showing off works of North Hempstead public school students whose art claimed exhibit space at the gallery on Middle Neck Road.
After gracing the walls of the Great Neck Arts Center, art work by winners in the 2010 Recycled Artwork Contest will make their way to Albany where they will beautify the halls of the New York Sate Capital Building from April 11th – 15th 2011.
“This is a great day for us,” Supervisor Kaiman told scores of attendees, including the young artists, their families and friends, teachers and a handful of elected officials, packed into the Doris Weinstein Playhouse at the Arts Center for a reception honoring the artists and announcing the winners. “The works here will inspire us all to think about the world around us,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “We are so excited about the opportunity for visitors, legislators and the governor of the entire state of New York to have the opportunity to see our student’s spectacular work and for us to spread the recycling message.”
The Recycled Artwork Contest, in its second year now, is an outgrowth of Supervisor Kaiman’s comprehensive School Recycling Partnership Program, an initiative in which nine of the Town’s 11 school districts—more than 30,000 students actively participate.
This year, more than 200 student artists collaborated on 75 works.
Sixteen winning entries were culled from four grade groups, K-2, 3-5, middle school and high school. They were judged by the newly-formed Arts Advisory Committee in four categories: first place overall, best use of recycled materials, best environmental message and creativity.
Some of the winners from the various schools that participated include Emma Janoff from Guggenheim in Port Washington, Nicoletta Karras from Searingtown, Argenis Escorza from Westbury, and Stephanie Hsu, Victoria Lee, and Christina Larper from New Hyde Park.
All the Contest’s student artists were presented with a Certificate of Recognition and Achievement.
Students from around North Hempstead worked to create art out of recyclable materials for North Hempstead’s Recycled Art Contest.