SPARTA, NJ – Art students from Sparta High School have been chosen to display their work at the Morris Museum’s Fresh Perspectives this year.  Brooke O’Malley’s cardboard sculpture titled Rolling Along and Melissa Nolan’s altered book sculpture titled Reaching Beyond will join works of 48 other New Jersey students.   

Sparta teachers Robin Cutillo and Kristin Lindsley are two of the 144 teachers from 40 schools that submitted their students’ works for consideration.  The show includes painting, drawing, schulpture, computer-based graphic design and works made with found objects.  It runs through June 1.

"Fresh Perspectives is a very prestigious show to get selected for and I'm so proud of Melissa and Brooke for this accomplishment,” Lindsley said.  “The show offers an impressive variety of artwork from NJ students and I was excited and thankful to be a part of it."

The Morris Museum initiated the Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition in 1989 “to give artistically accomplished high school students a professionally organized museum exhibition experience,” according to the program.