SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – On June 11th-16th, a public Young Artists Exhibit will be put on display at Scotch Plains Public Library's art gallery. The exhibit will feature various works from teenage students of Scotch Plains artist Sandra Cerchio and is free to the public. An artists' reception will also be held on June 13th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the art gallery.

Sandra Cerchio teaches art as a self-employed art instructor at her house in Scotch Plains and loves teaching and performing art in her spare time while raising her own children. She will soon become the President of the Scotch Plains Art Association.

Through her passions for art and teaching her students, Sandra stated that "it's a passion I've had since I was a kid. I wanted to fulfill myself as an artist and teacher".

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Sandra also expressed how media in art is present through her students' works. Through uses of oils, Indian ink, pastels, and water colors, Sandra's students work is well rounded in mixed medium to make the art stand out well.

"I feel very excited, anxious, and nervous because I want the art to become beautiful" Sandra mentioned when expressing how she feels about her students' works in the Young Artists exhibit. "You are going to understand the values in which art is presented in media".

Additionally, Pamela Brooks, the Head of Reference and Adult Services at Scotch Plains Public Library looks forward to hearing about how Sandra and her students' exhibit turns out.

"The art exhibits always bring out a crowd of enthusiastic people, including the families of the art students" Pamela stated. "Viewing the art that young people create is always a positive experience for the community".