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(March 16, 2017) The artwork of 35 Ichabod Crane students is on display at the 8th annual K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection Exhibit. These artworks are exhibited at the Empire State Plaza from March 3-19 on the South Concourse, closest to the Madison Avenue entrance. This year’s exhibition is representative of over 1000 works from 13 surrounding Capital Region school districts.
This event is a one of a kind, as it is the only Capital Region exhibition for K-8 students. It is an opportunity for students to showcase how their art was inspired by artwork from the Empire State Plaza Collection. The collection consists of 92 works of Abstract Expressionist art displayed both in and around the Plaza. It was established under the direction of former Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller during construction of the Empire State Plaza (1966–1978).
The K-8 exhibit is being held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month and is sponsored by the NYS Office of General Services, the Capital Area Art Supervisors (CAAS) group and the New York State Art Teacher’s Association (NYSATA).
Students and parents were invited to a reception on March 9th on the South Concourse. Keynote speaker Jillian Hirsch is a local artist who specializes in working with our community in the creation of clay murals, and most recently, the mural located at 255 Orange Street in Albany.
Students in the exhibit are as follows: