PISCATAWAY, NJ – A special art reception was held Tuesday, June 7 at Provident Bank on Stelton Road in Piscataway to celebrate student artists from Arbor Intermediate School.

In an ongoing partnership to showcase student art in the community, the bank’s lobby was transformed into a colorful gallery that featured selected pieces created by 4th and 5th grade students of art teacher, Christina Petrilli.

Provident Bank staff members welcomed the young artists and their guests, and refreshments were served at the event.

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4th grader Iyanna Fisher had two pieces displayed in the exhibit, Sun and Moon Painting and Magic Tree.

“It took me about two weeks to complete my artwork,” said Iyanna.  “It was hard work, but I stayed focused and feel proud of myself,” she added.

The art gallery included self-portraits, symmetrical collages, paintings, photos of clay owls, and much more.  It also featured photos of the Arbor student artists in action.  The artwork was selected for creativity, concept design, neatness and effort.