Virtual exhibit showcases work of SWBOCES Commercial Art students

 screen shot of art show website 

Students in Commercial Art teacher Damian Powers class will have their artwork seen by the entire world thanks to the latest exhibit to put their creative skills on display.

On the heels of prestigious exhibits at the Katonah Museum of Art and the White Plains Public Library gallery, the Lower Hudson Region Media Art Show 2022 has accepted the submissions of Mr. Powers' students along with those from a dozen schools in the region. Rather than a brick-and-mortar exhibit requiring the travel time of patrons to visit, this latest coup for these aspiring artists is an entirely virtual affair.

"This is an incredible honor," Mr. Powers said. "More than that, though, it is a great opportunity for these students to have their artwork be seen by anyone with an Internet connection."

The Media Arts Show is a unique opportunity for students to exhibit and screen their work and see what their peers are producing. Some 235 students submitted 930 works of art from 16 different high schools in the Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam Rockland, and Westchester counties along with 17 film submissions on Filmfreeway.

SWBOCES students whose work is featured in the exhibit include: Lisa Fabrizio, Citlali Ixpango, Jonah Marti, Ali Martinez, Arianna Hoover Lluesma, Sandra Oseguera, Viviana Rivera, Julian Woods, Nyana Randolph, Ashley Solis, David Akinbola, Ayden Stelling and Sofia Sanchez.

Mr. Powers said these opportunities to showcase student work are crucial as they chart their career paths and hone their skills. By seeing their work in these high profile, real world settings, they get a taste of the kind of success that their futures hold for them.