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Dillon Students Display Artistic Abilities At Local Exhibit

PHOENIX – Several Emerson J. Dillon Middle School students were recently selected to represent EJD at a special exhibit celebrating students’ artistic achievements.

Tabitha Clark proudly displays the honors she received for her colorful dock at sunset artwork, to her left, which is hung in the “Student Art: Naturally” art exhibit at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
Tabitha Clark proudly displays the honors she received for her colorful dock at sunset artwork, to her left, which is hung in the “Student Art: Naturally” art exhibit at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Throughout the month of March, visitors to Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville may view “Student Art: Naturally” entries about landscapes, plant and animal studies, waterscapes and other artwork in the form of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and collage.

The styles range from highly realistic to incredibly imaginative.

An opening reception was held March 1 to honor the young artists.

Each student received a certificate and ribbon in recognition of their participation in the show. Refreshments were also served.

“Student Art – Naturally” is organized annually by the Central Region of the New York State Art Teachers Association in co-operation with Beaver Lake Nature Center.

The following EJD students participated in the show:

Michael VanAuken, Sophie Crandall, Sara Brunell, Sophia Trinca, Nathan Kosakowski, Mackenzie VanAuken, Brielle Roberts, Ethan Fox, Zoie Tracy, Mattison Hess, Chloe Coughlin, Sydney Bingham, Tabitha Clark, Megan Lytle, Erick Moreira, Kylie Russo, Jock Li, Nate Sutter, Jayde Jacobson, Alivia Lamphere and Sarai Brown.

Art teachers Beth Pritchard and Ashley Modafferi supported the students at the art show reception.

Modafferi, NYSATA chair for the Beaver Lake Intermediate Art Show, encouraged Phoenix Central School District students, staff members and community supporters to explore the EJD talent on display at the nature center.

The artwork will be shown until March 28 in honor of March as Youth Art Month.