Eighth-graders engage with art at Wellin Museum

Lessons in chemistry, physics and computer science might not be what you’d expect to find at an art gallery. But Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School eighth-graders found this, and more, during a recent field trip to the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. In addition to viewing paintings, murals and drawings by …

Senator stresses value of arts during visit

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, spoke to students and teachers about the value of arts education during a visit to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, March 27. “March is Youth Art Month, and I wanted to come here to Herkimer, because your art teachers do a great job,” the senator said. View photos from …

Sen. Seward to mark Youth Art Month at HHS

State Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, plans to visit art classes at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday to mark Youth Art Month. The senator was among local lawmakers who issued proclamations marking the month-long celebration of youth arts. The proclamations were presented to students from Herkimer and other local districts at the opening reception of …

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Youth Art Month exhibit to open Wednesday at Bassett

Twenty pieces of art by Herkimer students will be among those on display at Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer during a Youth Art Month exhibit sponsored by Herkimer County Art Circles. Creations from students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be celebrated in an opening reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. The exhibit …

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Tracy Xiao named Art Student of the Month

Ninth-grader Tracy Xiao has been named Art Student of the Month for February. According to teacher Leah Zorn, Tracy was chosen because of her positive attitude, creative ideas, and her desire to produce highly skilled works of art. Besides art, Tracy enjoys learning about math, and outside of school, she enjoys listening to music and …

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Student artists honored at Board of Education meeting

Student artists were recognized during the Herkimer Central School Board of Education’s meeting on Jan. 18. The board displays student artwork during its meetings throughout the year. During the Jan. 18 meeting, art teachers Heather Wheeler Stapf and Heather McCutcheon handed out certificates of recognition for more than 60 students whose artwork had been selected …

Art students get perspective on color, media

For Leah Zorn’s Studio in Art students, it’s all about color these days. Zorn said her students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have been learning the finer points of color theory — how primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) can be mixed to create secondary colors (orange, green and violet) and intermediate colors (yellow-green, yellow-orange, …