South Orangetown Central School District

To celebrate Youth Art Month, members of the Tappan Zee High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society created a K-12 art show with the help of our SOCSD art teachers!

 Last Friday, honor society members visited each school in the District to help organize an art display featuring a collection of art from students across all grade levels. Over the last few weeks, art teachers Liz Piteo, Tiffany DiVenere, Allison Meyers, Tatiana DiPierno, Donna Grasso, Leigh LaBrake and National Art Honor Society advisor Nina Genovese selected work that their students have created in class this year to help build the art exhibits, which feature dozens of art pieces at each building.  

“I think the kids in the Art Honor Society were hoping to get students excited about what we do in the art room and to show younger students how much their work can grow if they stick with it throughout their school career and to remind older students of how far they have come. It’s always exciting to have an opportunity to exhibit your work publicly and it’s especially important for young artists. Creating those opportunities to bring our work into the community is one of our chapter’s main goals,” Genovese explained.

Senior Molly R. was selected as a curator for the project and worked alongside her fellow honor society members to create the art exhibit at TZHS. “To prepare for the art show, we had to work together to pick out the pieces we wanted to use and which school they would go to. We then had to mount the artwork and determine what the layout of the displays would look like. It’s great to finally see it all come together,” said Molly. “Each student that has work displayed will get a certificate of participation, which really puts a smile on my face as I think about how excited the younger students will be to have their artwork featured and to be recognized for it!”

TZHS National Art Honor Society members with TZ art display