LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) Visual Arts Department was not able to hold its traditional district art show at the Livingston Mall, the district has released virtual galleries of artwork created both before and during the pandemic
The galleries, which features artwork from students of all ages, can be seen via the links below.
“Because this is such a different platform from how we usually display our students’ artwork, we’ve decided not to label the artwork with either student or teacher names,” said Mara Rubin, Livingston Public Schools Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts. “Rather, we wanted this year’s art show to celebrate how even through tough, trying times, we in Livingston—the students, families and art teachers—were able to come together to truly celebrate the arts as a community.
"Therefore, this show displays work created both in school prior to remote learning as well as work created at home during these past few months. We celebrate it all.”
Rubin congratulated al students for working so hard while at home and thanked the district art teachers for working so diligently to come up with new and creative ways to engage students at all levels. She also credited Elaine Titunick, LPS Applications Architect/District Webmaster, for putting it together the virtual galleries.
“One of the most important things I’ve learned during this time is just how special the team is that we have in Livingston to support one another in accomplishing all that we have been able to do and share with you during these times,” said Rubin. “The past few months have presented us with many challenges as both educators and students—especially to ensure that students still have the space and time to create art and express themselves at home in as much of a meaningful way that they were able to while in school.”
She also expressed that the arts “remind us of what is truly important in life” and “allows students to learn about themselves, their culture and their community” while also helping them to “visualize the world differently and explore its possibilities.” She said that art is “even more important now during these uncertain times” because it helps create a sense of belonging and participation—“enhancing our community connection and building our community spirit.”
Click on the links below to view the LPS District Art Show:
A former message from the Visual Arts Department Staff at LPS: