Herkimer Central School District art teachers Heather McCutcheon and Leah Zorn and eight of their students have artwork on display in the Youth Art Month Reflections show at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.
“The common theme of this exhibit is reflection,” said McCutcheon, who is also the coordinator for the exhibit. “Students learn from their teachers and we learn from them. All of our works are a reflection of each other.”
The art show is free and open to the public now through March 15 at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts at Canal Place in Little Falls. The gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The exhibit features more than 75 art pieces from students and their teachers from seven local school districts. In addition to Herkimer, the school districts that have students and teachers with artwork in the exhibit are Central Valley, Dolgeville, Frankfort-Schuyler, Little Falls, Mount Markham and Richfield Springs.
Artwork is included from students ranging from kindergarteners to seniors
The exhibit also aligns with Youth Art Month in March.
“It is a time to recognize student artwork and the importance of arts education in our community,” McCutcheon said. “This exhibit is a great example of the power of the arts. The national Youth Art Month theme for 2023 is ‘Your Art, Your Voice.’ Come see the voice of the Herkimer County youth.”
The Herkimer students featured in the art show are:
- Cassidy Bennett, 10th grade
- Alyse Cannon, 10th grade
- Kendall Collins, 12th grade
- Tyler Hansen, 10th grade
- Evan Martyniuk, 11th grade
- Michael Miller, 11th grade
- Hannah Minguela, 12th grade
- Layla Parkman, 11th grade
- Taylor Parmon, 12th grade
Herkimer Central School District student and teacher artwork is on display in the Youth Art Month Reflections show at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts: