CLARK, NJ - On May 21 Arthur L. Johnson held its Annual Art Show. Created over 20 years ago by the art teachers at the high school, ALJ’s Art Show serves as a platform for creative students to showcase their artwork made throughout the school year.

Many people including teachers, students, parents, and artists arrived in the school’s IMC to view the talent of both students and their teachers at this year's show.

Arthur L. Johnson’s Art Show differs from usual art shows, as it includes pieces from various courses that allow students to explore their talents using various forms of media. The artwork created by over 100 students was displayed  throughout the room by art teachers, Mr. Klimchak,  Mrs. Gossman, Mr. Marcin, and Mr. Terhune.

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Students who took Marcin’s AP Open Studio and Advanced Open Studio courses received two flats each to decorate and showcase themselves, each of which included several creative pieces as well as a central “theme” for their boards. A number of the senior artists are pursuing art-related careers in college. Morgan Thomas will be pursuing photography at UCC. Jade McCormack said, “I am going to be studying Graphic Design at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.” All contributing art classes include:


Mr. Marcin:

•Open Studio Advanced Art

•AP Open Studio Art

•Graphic Design


Mrs. Gossman:

•Advanced Crafts and Mixed Media

•Ceramics in 3D Forms

•Crafts and Mixed Media


Mr. Terhune:

•Art Appreciation

•Drawing and Painting

•Introduction to Studio Art



Mr. Klimchak

•Art of Fashion

•Crafts and Mixed Media

•Introduction to Studio Art

•Puppetry Workshop


Editor's Note:  Olivia Soares is an Arthur J. Johnson High School student and a member of the Crusader Today-ALJ Student News which is solely responsible for this content.