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Kingsford Park Artists Work On Display

OSWEGO, NY – Kingsford Park Elementary School Art teacher Laurie Yule continues to find ways to exhibit the talents of her students.

KPS fourth grader Taylor Clohecy poses with her work at the public library gallery reception.
KPS fourth grader Taylor Clohecy poses with her work at the public library gallery reception.

Recently, Oswego City School District students’ art work has been on display throughout the area, but something just a little bit special occurred for some of the third and fourth grade Kingsford Park students.

On Monday evening (Dec. 5), young artists, their parents, siblings and community members had the opportunity to view student art work in the Oswego Public Library adult gallery.  In the past the area outside of the library community room, was dedicated to the artistic expressions of adults. However, on this evening there was something a bit different on the walls.

Yule explained, “We were given the honor of being given space in the adult gallery. I think that any where we can publicly display the artwork of our students it is a fantastic opportunity. However, this opportunity adds an added element of greater appreciation for the fine work that students produce every day within our elementary art programs.”

Proud young artists and parents thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity.  As youngsters walked in to the gallery and immediately began searching for their creations. Finger pointing, eyes bright and huge smiles were all part of the evening as the pride displayed by the students and their families was quite evident.

Samantha Terpening and Spencer Stepien proudly stand alongside their artwork at the public reception at the Oswego Library adult gallery.
Samantha Terpening and Spencer Stepien proudly stand alongside their artwork at the public reception at the Oswego Library adult gallery.

Yule had professional framed the student work which provided an even more memorable night for the youngsters.

Yule was very excited over the opportunity and congratulated her students on their efforts.

Students work on display included Haley Bandla, Shania Haskins, Ian Mackenzie, Spencer Stepien, Samantha Terpening, Alison Ketchum, Cammi Ahern, Robbie Allen, J.J. Harter, Bella Rando, Natalyia Smith, Maya Sprague, Demetri Papa, Julia Roman, Abby Yurkon, Dana Boyden, Jack O’Leary, Mia Fierro, Lucas Shepardson, Taylor Clohecy, Victoria Crisafulli, Bryson Bush, Mike Douglas, Nick DeSacia, Toby Baker and Jack Warren.

Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist said, “I would like to congratulate the students as well as the dedication of Mrs. Yule on helping to make this memorable event possible for these elementary artists.”