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Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 3:40pm Age: 9 days
Category: High School, District

THIRTY-ONE HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS AND ELA STUDENTS ARE EXHIBITING WORK IN 'AN ARTIST'S RESPONSE TO HUMAN RIGHTS' SHOW AT SUNY ORANGE


Thirty-one high school visual arts and ELA students from Kat Hoolan, Karen Hooper, Jenna McElroy and Sylvia Morais’ classes are participating in “An Artist’s Response to Human Rights” exhibition, sponsored annually by the Orange County Human Rights Commission.

 

Their work is now on display at SUNY Orange’s Orange Hall Gallery in Middletown through Dec. 14 and is open to the public.

  

Organized by the Orange County Human Rights Commission and the Orange County Arts Council, this annual exhibit features visual and literary interpretations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the United Nations in 1948.  

  

Students reviewed and researched the 30 articles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They chose one of the 30 articles and created literary responses and visual interpretations using a variety of media.

 

Students who are exhibiting their artwork or poetry are: Kasey Baker, Caroline Bell, Hannah Braun, Kelly Cody, Theresa Courtenay, Alysa Demkowicz, Melissa Faughnan, Christa Ferguson, Nicole Fitzpatrick, Vanessa Formato, Presely Gruney, Alexandra Higgins, Valorie Kuhens and Nicoletta Lombardo.

 

Kasey Baker’s "Return to Sender” is a piece inspired by Article 13.

 

“Every individual has the right to move freely and travel beyond their ‘home’ country,” she said. “My vision for this piece was to convey a raw feeling of what our world has become. I wanted to express how much humanity humans lack."

 

Also exhibiting their work are: Nicole McIntosh, Jessica Neale, Shannon O’Brien, Erica Ortiz, Emily Putnam, Julia Ratynksi, Taren Richards, Drianna Rudy, Giuliana Sadler, Brook Sanchez, Lily Scelta-Pecorale, Casey Schellberg, Alexandra Schoellig, Kate Smith, Jillian Spordone, Jenna Volpe and Isabella Wierzbicki.

 

"My painting depicts Article 6,” said Alexandra Schoellig.  “People should not be discriminated against. No matter a person’s color or gender, everyone should be treated equally. There is more to a person than appearance.  We are all the same on the inside, so why discriminate against what’s on the outside?"

 

Images of all of the students’ work are available in a photo gallery on the district's Facebook page: Minisink Valley Central School District. 

 

Be sure to visit the exhibit and see their work!