NPS Celebrates Youth Art Month Through Annual Teen Arts Exhibit at The Newark Museum

Drawings, paintings and digital imagery by 46 students from 12 Newark high schools displayed to the public

[Newark, NJ – April 3, 2017] Newark Public Schools (NPS), in partnership with the Newark Museum, held Newark Teen Arts Annual high school art exhibit on Thursday, March 30 at the Newark Museum, celebrating the artistic talents of 46 students from 12 NPS schools. The art exhibit featured 44 pieces of two-dimensional artwork, including drawings, paintings and digital imagery, which were on display to the Newark community.

“Congratulations to the young artists who were selected to showcase their beautiful and imaginative artwork at this year’s Newark Teen Arts Annual art exhibit,” said Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. “The artwork on display exemplifies the artistic talent that exists across our Newark community. Opportunities to explore the arts and self-expression are a pivotal parts of a child’s educational experience, and we are incredibly grateful to the Newark Museum for making this experience possible.”

The art exhibit was preceded by a short program, where the Science Park High School Jazz Band performed several musical selections, and Kayla Muldrow, a student attending Arts High School, led a poetry reading entitled Art is Home. Throughout the exhibit, students were able to share their thought process that inspired their artwork.

The Newark Teen Arts exhibit coincides with Youth Art Month, a national program administered annually by the Council for Art Education (CFAE) during the month of March. Youth Art Month provides a medium to recognize skills students develop through their visual arts experiences, such as problem solving, creativity, observation and communication.