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BC student artwork on display in April

Filed in Archive, BCHS, Student Spotlight by on March 25, 2019

Bethlehem Central artists will have their works on display throughout the Capital Region and beyond during the months of April and May. Congratulations to our many talented artists! See some of their artistry below:


The Norman Rockwell Museum

by Neinei Du

by Maia Weinstein

The work of nearly three dozen Bethlehem High School student-artists is currently on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The work is part of an exhibition of student artwork that explores what freedom means for a new generation.

It is the fourth year of the art exhibit known as Reimagining the Four Freedoms: Student Works from the Capital Region. The student artwork will be on display at the museum, which houses the largest and most significant collection of Rockwell art, through Sunday, April 14.

The work visitors will see at the Reimagining The Four Freedoms exhibition was created in a variety of mediums by high school students from Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. Each work represents a freedom most important to the individual student. Some of the museum’s most popular works are Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Workshop from Want, and Freedom from Fear.

“For the past four years we have looked forward to seeing the students’ work for this display,” adds Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Education Tom Daly. “The exhibition gives our visitors and staff the opportunity to see what is on the minds of Capital District high school students, while reminding us that freedom comes in many forms.”

The Rockwell Museum is dedicated to advancing social good through the civic values of learning, respect and inclusion and is committed to upholding the rights and dignity of all people through the universal messages of humanity and kindness portrayed by Norman Rockwell.

On display at the Norman Rockwell Museum is the work of following students:

  • Silas Elliot
  • Toni McGee
  • Maia Weinstein
  • Ryan Walker
  • Teagan Burgess
  • Norah McCaffrey
  • Violet Piccinni
  • Emma Greenblat
  • Madison Mutziger
  • Stella Convertino
  • Molly Russom
  • Daniel Zhou
  • Katie Nagy
  • Rowan DelBene
  • Madison Robbins
  • Megan Whitbeck
  • Cassidy O’Brien
  • Ava Roe
  • Olivia Buckley
  • Jane Clark
  • Robyn Arnason
  • Kiki Baum
  • Neinei Du
  • Madeline Ayers
  • Milan Bhatia-Guerin
  • Ashley Bullard
  • Adam Fox
  • Ana Luna-Gastelum
  • Andi Sheingold
  • Sarah NeJame
  • Grace Stelmaszyk
  • Sinead Fitzpatrick
  • Helen Zheng
  • Caitlin Valerian
  • Serena Okoniewski

Their teachers include Ms. Kathleen Buckley, Ms. Giovanna Prezio and Ms. Kathleen Hahn.


Albany Center Gallery – High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Five Bethlehem Central students artwork was selected for the High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition that is on display at the Albany Center Gallery from Friday, April 5 until Sunday, May 19.

The exhibit features the work of 100 high school students from 24 high schools in the Capital Region. It showcases a variety of student work including: painting, drawing, photography, film, digital media, and sculpture.

A student reception is planned for Thursday, April 4 from 5-8 p.m. Awards at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is being sponsored by the Renaissance Albany Hotel, the Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival, ParkAlbany, Discover Albany, M&T Bank, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Exhibiting students include:

  • Dylan Grigas
  • Grace Miron
  • Zach Hadjin
  • Leo  Rosenblum
  • Kyle Culley

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The Perrella Gallery – 28th Annual FMCC Regional High School Art Exhibition

BC artwork was also selected to be a part of the 28th Annual Fulton Montgomery Community College Regional High School Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Fulton Montgomery Community College and The Perrella Gallery. The Perrella Gallery on the FMCC campus will hold the collection of student artwork  from Thursday, April 4 to Wednesday, April 17. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 7-8:30 p.m.

The exhibit included 80 student works selected from 381 works that were submitted from 15 school districts within a 50-mile radius of the College. The annual exhibition was started in 1991 as a showcase for the visual arts produced by regional high schools. This exhibition soon became a yearly tradition with the exception of two years during the construction of the Arts and Communications building that now is the home to the Perrella Gallery.

Exhibiting students included:

  • Ellie Aspin
  • Maggie Bailey
  • Claire Idema
  • Colton McDermith
  • Ellora Rabenstein
  • Matthew Stento
  • Ella Traynor

Their teachers include Ms. Kaaren Caron and Ms. Giovanna Prezio.

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By Matthew Stento