Youth art on exhibit at courthouse

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:27

Newton — As part of the statewide Youth Art Exhibition (YAM), work created by students in grades K-12 from Sussex County’s public and private schools will be on display at the Sussex County Courthouse, High St., Newton from March 2 to April 1. Students and their families are invited to attend the artists’ reception on April 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Every March, YAM is celebrated by virtually every state in schools, libraries, courthouses and municipal buildings by hosting exhibits, talks and demonstrations. The primary goal is to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. This exhibit, which is co-sponsored by Art Educators of NJ and Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council, is coordinated under the direction of Beth Delaney, Sussex County YAM chairperson, Fredon Township School, Newton; Sara O’Neill, Sussex County YAM co-chairperson, Valley Road School, Stanhope; and Linda Hirsch, arts coordinator, Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council, Newton. Six pieces of artwork are selected from this entire exhibit and sent to the Art Educators of NJ 2009 Youth Art Month State Exhibit, from March 14 to 20, in Goldfinch Square of the Trenton Statehouse. The following local students have work represented in the state exhibit: Wade Trainor, Immaculate Conception Regional School, Franklin Ryan Oleksy, Franklin Elementary School, Franklin. Ashley Ryan, Valley Road School, Stanhope Kaitlyn Clark, Byram Intermediate School, Stanhope Thyra Johnson, Byram Intermediate School, Stanhope Kyra Brettler, Fredon Township School, Newton