New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) and View Arts are excited to invite students, teachers, parents, communities, and the general public to experience the artwork of over 30 New York students in “The Art of Agriculture Student Exhibit” virtual exhibition opening on March 13 th .
The event will kick-off at 5:50 PM with the Chair of the Board of Directors of View Arts, Mrs. Kathy Ruscitto and NYAITC Executive Director Mrs. Katie Sue Carpenter addressing guests at 6PM. To conclude the evening, NYAITC Educator Jeremiah Best and View Arts Visual Arts Manager Heather Caulfield will partner as they “walk and talk” sharing and discussing students’ artwork in the exhibit space.
Select artists were chosen to participate by a jury of team members and artists associated with View Arts and NYAITC staff from around 100 artists who submitted works in the Commodity Art Challenge which kicked off in November 2020. The Commodity Art Contest challenged students to learn about agriculture while working in 2-dimensional art mediums. Students had to “work small” as they created unique 3in x 3in works of art from a list of 26 commodities that are produced or manufactured in New York State.
The Art of Agriculture Student Exhibit, which will run from March 13 to May 8, 2021, will display select works from exhibited artists as well as the complete works of the top artist Sarah Hofmeister and semifinalists Musricul Anwar and Emily Zheng.
The event will be broadcasted on NYAITC Facebook Live page which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/NYAITC/
Artists and immediate family of artists are invited to experience the exhibit at no cost.
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Emily Zheng (semifinalist)
Musricul Anwar (semifinalist)
Sarah Hofmeister (winner)