K-8 art celebrated at Empire State Plaza

Student art on display at Empire State Plaza.

The 14th annual K-8 Art Exhibition at Empire State Plaza is underway and tonight (Thursday, March 16) the district's 340 artworks selected for the show will be honored. 

The reception, which will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the South Concourse Performance Space (Madison Ave. entrance), will include remarks from New York State's Office of General Services Commissioner Jeanette Moy, the recently retired Executive Director for the Albany Institute of History and Art Tammis Groft and the City School District of Albany's Fine Arts Supervisor, Kate Wright.

The abstract impressionism exhibition contains more than 1,300 pieces from 17 local school districts.

"The Empire State Plaza modern art collection is a gemstone in the City of Albany. We are thrilled to be able to easily access these important works of art to teach our next generation the important role it has played in our state's history and art movements," explained Wright.

"In creating their own pieces for this extraordinary exhibition, Capital Region students have learned about and connected with historically important art from our own community that nourises creativity through reflection and art interpretation."

The student exhibit is open to public viewing through March 24.