ITHACA, N.Y. — New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) and View Arts are excited to invite students, teachers, parents, communities, and the general public to experience the artwork of over thirty New York students in “The Art of Agriculture Student Exhibit” virtual exhibition opening on March 13, 2021 at 6pm via Facebook Live. The event will kick-off at 6pm with the Chair of the Board of Directors of View Arts, Mrs. Kathy Ruscitto and NYAITC Director Mrs. Katie Carpenter briefly addressing the value of art, food, and education. NYAITC Educator Jeremiah Best and View Arts Visual Arts Manager Heather Caulfield will partner as they walk through the gallery showing and discussing students’ artwork in the exhibit space.
Select student artists were chosen to participate in the exhibit by a jury associated with View Arts and NYAITC staff. Over one hundred artists who submitted works in the Commodity Art Challenge which kicked off in November 2020. The Art of Agriculture Contest challenged students to learn about agriculture while working in 2-dimensional art mediums. Students had to “work small” as they created unique 3in x 3in works of art from a list of 26 food, fiber, or natural resources that are produced or processed in New York State.
The Art of Agriculture Student Exhibit will run from March 13 to May 8, 2021 and will display select works from exhibited artists as well as the complete works of the top artist Sarah Hofmeister and semifinalists Musricul Anwar and Emily Zheng.
The virtual exhibition opening will be broadcasted on the NYAITC Facebook page as a live video which can be joined starting at 5:50pm. Access the NYAITC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NYAITC/.
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