Millburn's Youth Art Month Exhibits 500 Works Of Art

Olivia DeLoca, a 5th grader at Glenwood Elementary School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
Mary Kate Rider, a 9th grader at Millburn High School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
Jenifer May, a 6th grader at Millburn Middle School.  . Credits: Wesley Gelman
Dia Gupta, a 4th Grader at Glenwood Elementary School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
Sadie Nibaver, a 6th grader at Millburn Middle School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
 Morgan Greenspan, a third grader at Deerfield Elementary School.    Credits: Wesley Gelman
Arielle Rosen, a 2nd grader at South Mountain Elementary School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
Hallie Katzman, a 9th grader at Millburn High school. Credits: Wesley Gelman
Olivia Laffler, a kindergartener at Wyoming Elementary School.  Credits: Wesley Gelman
Katie Fox, a 9th grader at Millburn High School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
Julian Fox, a ninth grader at Millburn High School. Credits: Wesley Gelman
The Millburn Middle School Select String Ensemble.  Credits: Wesley Gelman

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township commemorated Youth Art Month Thursday evening at the high school with its annual celebration of student art.  “The Power of Art” is this year’s theme.  It was an opportunity for students from kindergarten through 12th grade to showcase their art to the public. 500 pieces of art were on display.  Students utilized several art forms including sculpture, computer aided design, painting and even jewelry making.  Millburn Middle School’s select strings ensemble also performed. 

Diane Benjamin and Cynthia Percarpio, art teachers in the district, organized the event. Benjamin, who teaches at the Millburn High School, said that motivation is a large part of creating art.

“Having an interest in art is one of the most important traits [of an artist].  You can [always] develop the skills over time”.  Commented Benjamin.

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Cynthia Percarpio, an art teacher for the district’s elementary schools, said that it is important art departments to choose projects that kids are interested in and properly aligned to their level of ability.

Percarpio mentioned that a new type of art is being displayed this year based on S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts.   For instance, instead of making a standard coil pot from clay, it could be a coil pot with shapes that hold up another coil.  Lights could be added to highlight technology.

Olivia Laffener, a kindergartener at The Wyoming School, chose to make a koala because they are “fun and cute”. Her favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh and her favorite painting by him is “The Starry Night”.  She enjoys sculpting with clay.

Another talented artist at the event is Sadie Nibauer, a fourth grader at The Glenwood School. Her sculpture, “Splatter Vase”, has blue and red stripes trailing the vase and splatters paint onto its interior. She adds sparkles to the top of the vase, adding texture.

Julian Fox at Millburn High School created a self-portrait, splitting different aspects of his face into several different angles. His favorite art form is charcoal drawing.

His twin sister Katie Fox was also selected for the event. Katie drew a picture of a fox using colored pencils.  Her favorite artist is Monet and her favorite type of art is painting and drawing. 

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