BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - To celebrate the achievements of Berkeley Heights students, the fine and practical arts teachers throughout the district chose original student works to display in the Berkeley Height Public Library. The art will be displayed throughout the month of March and feature student artist from Kindergarten to 12th grade and include woodworking, sewing, drawing and painting, structure, and more.
Youth Art Month has been celebrated nationwide each March since 1961, and was created to express support for art educators and emphasize the importance of quality art programs in schools.
"Art is critically important to our schools because it provides our students with the opportunities they need to express themselves and explore their imaginations," said James Finley, District Supervisor. "Through the hard work and guidance of the Berkeley Heights Fine and Practical Arts Departments, our students are producing truly impressive displays of creativity that we are all very proud of."
Youth Art Month in New Jersey wrapped up with a closing reception on Friday, March 20 at The Plaza in the Liberty Hall Center in Union, NJ. Many of the student artists from Berkeley Heights had their artwork on display for the event.