In tough times, the arts can be a powerful source of comfort and strength.
Welcoming educators and students to NYSUT’s 2022 Visual and Performing Arts Virtual Showcase Premier, NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango thanked educators around the state for continually inspiring their students and knowing how to spark their creativity.
“To our students, art is your superpower to help us all heal,” DiBrango said. “Thank you for being brave and sharing your superpower with us.” NYSUT’s second virtual showcase, “Imagine if ...” features a wide variety of art from about 100 students around the state.
The exhibit, cosponsored by NYSUT’s Subject Area Committee for the Arts, was coordinated by Joan Davidson, a retired arts educator and member of the United Federation of Teachers.
The exhibit can be viewed at nysut.cc/virtualarts2022.
In a regional showcase that returned in May after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Tri-County Art Teachers’ Association celebrated its 38th year with an opening reception and award ceremony.
“It’s a wonderful event that promotes a love of art and celebrates students,” said Jeanette Stapley, a NYSUT Board member and Schroon Lake retired teacher who helped present awards. “It also honors the many art teachers who inspire them.”
For photos of the North Country art show, go to flic.kr/s/aHBqjzPiPR.