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Exhibit of Tioga County High School Student Art Opens to the Public


OWEGO, N.Y. — From their earliest days of childhood many budding artists found happiness in the scribbling of a crayon or the swirling of fingerpaints. As they grew older, school art classes with guided instruction allowed them to learn about different art forms and techniques and pursue creativity in a more structured way. By the time they enter high school, art class for many becomes a refuge from the chaotic and often stressful day of academics and peer relationships and sometimes, even forms the foundation for an eventual career with art. Art class is these students’ creative outlet and time of day to relax and get lost in their passion for creativity.

Tioga Arts Council (TAC) is hosting throughout the month of May the Tioga County High School Student Exhibition consisting of selected students’ artwork from Candor, Newark Valley, Owego, Spencer-Van Etten, Tioga Central, and Waverly schools. The public is invited to attend opening night from 5:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, at both TAC’s main and youth galleries, 179 Front St., Owego. Following opening night, the exhibition will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, May 7 through 27. Each school showcases up to 20 samples of student artwork which will be judged and awards given for painting, photography, pencil and ink, mixed media, 3-D and Best in Show.

TAC thanks the schools’ art teachers for their assistance with the exhibition: Aria French (Candor;) Rebecca Lantz (Waverly;) Jay McIntosh (Spencer-Van Etten;) Chris Negus (Newark Valley;) Jodi Riggs (Tioga Central;) Burton Taylor (Newark Valley;) Jolene Williams (Owego Free Academy.)

Visit or Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding TAC, its programming, and events. For additional questions, contact Christina Di Stefano at [email protected]. And when visiting the student art exhibit, be sure to congratulate staff as Tioga Arts Council has been named The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce “Spotlight on Business” for May 2022.