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Student Spotlight Exhibit and Family Night is Huge Success

There was a huge turnout on February 28th for the NT Schools Student Spotlight opening reception. 

The event was held at the Carnegie Art Center and showcased the works of many students who have been working with our art teachers Chris Cook, Christina Davis, Jackie Fernandez, Alexandra Gerbec, Melinda Wright and Sue Zobrist.

The teachers were very pleased with the response they received on the exhibit.  “I was amazed at the great turnout we had for all ages! It was wonderful to see all of the families, teachers, friends, and administration come out to support our NT artists. So many of my students (and their parents) are beyond excited to see their artwork in a real art gallery on display for everyone to see, and they made sure to tell everyone where exactly their artwork was! I'm extremely proud to be a part of a fantastic time in the district to include Kindergarten and first grade again in a beautiful venue for recognizing the hard work and dedication put in by students and faculty alike,” says Ms. Gerbec.

Mr. Cook added, “It’s amazing seeing all the smiles on the students and their families’ faces as they view their artwork.  I also love seeing so much great artwork collectively in an amazing building.”   Ms. Davis says she is pleased with the success of the evening.  “It’s always a thrill to see families from our district gather in celebration of their children’s artistic talent.  What really pushes the experience over the top is that it all takes place in North Tonawanda’s beautiful and historic Carnegie Arts Center.  We are grateful to the city and all the volunteers at the Carnegie for allowing the Student Spotlight to continue to thrive over the years.” 

The teachers want to extend their thanks to the Remember Ryan Foundation for their grant that helped to make the evening a success!

Teachers at art show

Students and parent with artwork