Paintings, drawings and photographs created by Middlesex County Arts High and Arts Middle School students will be on display at the Highland Park Public Library for the month of January, 2015. Eight students from Highland Park are included in this exhibit. Josephine Heibel and Dawn Park are Highland Park High School students, and Kate Atschinow, Elena De Aguiar, Talia Fishman, Hannah Gard-Wise, Olivia Jager, and Julia Marks are Highland Park Middle School students.
The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Middlesex County Arts High or Arts Middle School. The programs, now in their 35th year, offer advanced arts classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public, private, and home schools in Middlesex County. Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools one afternoon each week during the spring semester to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists.
The students from other Middlesex County Schools include: Jean Dort, Carteret HS; Alex Hedge, Jasneet Punia, Carteret MS; Sarah Alvarez, Colonia HS; Geneva Lawson, Kate McGrath, Emily Park, Edgar MS; Courtney Peacock, Edison HS;; Dhruvi Rajpopat, Jefferson MS; Natalia Klimchuck, Stephanie Vincitore, Kennedy Memorial HS; Laura Cannuni, Rafael Mesa, Linwood MS; Natalia Dunyak, Matthew Zaleski, McGinnis MS; Maggie McGuire, Cassidy Ramsay, Nikita Sawant, Metuchen HS; Cora Nelson, Middlesex HS; Hannah Moy, Shreya Raol, Monroe Twp HS; Sara Spirito, Nicole Trinkl, Monroe Twp MS; Kasturi Baranwal, Min Sun Kim, North Brunswick Twp HS; Robindeep Singh, Brianna Young, Old Bridge HS; Christopher Ramirez, Janelly Rodriguez, Perth Amboy HS; Jada Zajaczkowski, Salk MS; Isabel Szeto, Victoria Tarnowski, Olivia Zyskowski, Sandburg MS; Ian Kelly, Sayreville MS; Shreya Patel, Emily Shernius, Alicja Wisniowska, Sayreville WMHS; Anita Lu, Schor MS; Marietou Biteye, Shull MS; Alyssa Kelly, Julia Prokofieva, South Plainfield HS; Aubrey Marish, Gabrielle Mine, Diamond Rivera, Alexis Walker, South Plainfield MS; Eric Cardoza, South River MS; Shreya Devarakonda, Elizabeth P. Lee, Yasavi Talagadadeevi, Stevens HS; Harshita Jain, Colleen Salmonson, Wilson MS; and Aimee Balint, Kaylee Pisarski, Woodbridge HS.
For more information on the exhibit or the Middlesex County Arts High or Arts Middle School programs, or to obtain an application, contact the Arts & Education Center at 732-566-ARTS(2787), email info at artsandedcenter.org, or visit our website at www.artshigh.net.
This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.