Somers’s Students Shine in New Art Show
A new collaboration between our schools and the community kicks off on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at The Bailey House in Somers, home of Coldwell Banker Realty. The opening of the art show, entitled “Highlights of the K-12 Festival of the Arts 2024,” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The showcase will be on display until the end of March.
“I believe it's important to have art shows as it gives artists a chance to display something that they created and that is important to them,” said senior art student Alina Aronoff, whose art graces the promotional poster for the show.
In its inaugural year, the art show was created with the idea of strengthening the school and community connection through art. The show celebrates the artistic achievements of Somers students and shares their inspiring work with the community outside of the schools.
“Art shows also allow the community to come together and recognize the artist and their works,” Alina added.
Artwork from each grade was hand-selected by the art teachers in each of the schools. More than fifty students were chosen to be a part of the show, representing a variety of styles, techniques, and mediums.
“I have two pieces in the show,” said Alina. “The painting in the poster is called "Grace" and represents women's beauty. I created that piece during my Advanced Painting class. I created a still life called "Under the Sink" in my AP 2-D Art and Design course that I am in right now.
The art in this show will be moved to the high school as part of the annual K-12 Festival of the Arts, which will be held this year on April 25.