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BC artwork on display at Norman Rockwell Museum

Filed in District, District News, Student Spotlight by on April 4, 2018

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The artwork of 14 Bethlehem Central High School students is on display now through Sunday, April 8 as part of the 2018 Reimagining the Four Freedoms Student Exhibition at the world-renowned Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

The exhibition is representative of 100 + works from seven surrounding Capital Region school districts. It is being held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month and is sponsored by the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Capital Area Art Supervisors (CAAS), Region 6 and the New York State Art Teacher’s Association (NYSATA).

“The event is one of a kind for Capital Region students enrolled in the foundational course, Studio in Art,” said Melanie Painter, the district’s art department supervisor. “The exhibition commemorates former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union speech, in which he believed every American was entitled to four fundamental freedoms: freedom of speech; freedom of worship; freedom from want; and freedom from fear.”

Norman Rockwell, a 20th-century American painter and illustrator duplicated these Four Freedoms in a poster series. This poster series is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. To honor this occasion, students were asked to create a work of their own which reimagines what the Four Freedoms may be in 2018.

The work of the BC student-artists listed below is part of the exhibition:

  • Melody Decerce Freedom of Speech (Ms. Kathleen Hahn – teacher)
  • Samantha Fuscus America (Ms. Giovanna Prezio- teacher)
  • Madilyn Geurtze Freedom of the Mind (Ms. Giovanna Prezio- teacher)
  • Kelsey Gicewicz Freedom of Expression(Ms. Kathleen Hahn – teacher)
  • Cella Labarge Freedom of Speech (Ms. Kathy Buckley – teacher)
  • Caroline Mentes Freedom from Discrimination (Ms. Giovanna Prezio- teacher)
  • Marrisa Monteleone Freedom of Privacy (Ms. Giovanna Prezio- teacher)
  • Megan Mullaney Freedom of Media (Ms. Giovanna Prezio- teacher)
  • Shaina Olbrys Equal Rights (Ms. Kathleen Hahn – teacher)
  • Maya Probeck Freedom (Ms. Kathy Buckley – teacher)
  • Acey Puccio Freedom of Speech (Ms. Kathy Buckley – teacher)
  • Nora Samson Freedom from Fear (Ms. Kathy Buckley – teacher)
  • Mya Thibault Freedom of Choice (Ms. Kathleen Hahn – teacher)
  • Sahara Veltman Freedom of Media (Ms. Giovanna Prezio- teacher)

Congratulations to all for their contributions to the arts!