FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419
Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746

Teen Arts 2012 Exhibit Begins Tour of Union County at Springfield Public Library


SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the 2012 Teen Arts Touring Exhibit has opened this year’s tour at the Springfield Public Library, located at 66 Mountain Avenue in Springfield. The art exhibit will be on display through June 28th during regular library hours.

The exhibit consists of 74 pieces of art selected from more than 700 visual art works shown at the 2012 Union County Teen Arts Festival held in March at Union County College. The annual event is administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

“The artwork in this exhibit is exceptional,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.  “The fact that the artists are teenagers makes the show even more outstanding. I encourage everyone to get out and see this fun, lively exhibit as it goes on tour throughout Union County.”

For information about the Teen Arts program contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth 07202; telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay service users should call 711, or email: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.

2012 TEEN ARTS EXHIBIT –  The exhibiting students are:

Berkeley Heights
Columbia Middle School

Allison Yang

Governor Livingston HS
Lillian Barreto
Amanda Berlinski
Laura Young

Clark
AL Johnson HS
Samantha Ring
Jimmy Douglas
Angelo Fagan

Mother Seton Regional HS
Catherine Bialkowski
Bridget Duffy

Cranford
Cranford HS
Lya Finston
Emily Schindler
Aaron Black
Jackie Trelles

Cranford Achievement Center
Di-Jon Hodges

Hillside Avenue School
Sabrina Landsman

Orange Avenue School
Mackenzie Moonan

St. Michael School
Kianu Montenegro

Elizabeth
Abraham Lincoln School
Aldaberto Martinez

Charles Hudson School
Jayson Araaujo

Dr. Orlando Edreira School
Christian Heredia
Tamika Bien-Hime

Elizabeth HS – Dwyer House
Leydy Ramirez

Elizabeth HS – Edison House
Andre Acevedo

Elizabeth HS – Hamilton Academy
Alondra Guzman

Elizabeth HS – Jefferson House
Stephanie Rodriguez
Joel Zamora
Melanie Espinal

Elizabeth HS – Lower Academy
Beatriz Carvalho

Elizabeth HS – Upper Academy
Christian Marin

Madison-Monroe School
Lizcary Amarante

Nicholas M. Butler School
Tatiana Herr
Nakiyiah McClain

Nicholas S. LaCorte School
Zafiro Lopez

St. Mary of the Assumption
Elmi Ventura

T.C. Reilly School
Nelson Rodriguez

William F. Halloran School
Stephanie Liscano

Woodrow Wilson School
Noelia Aqudela

Hillside
Hillside HS
Rushana Boswell

Walter O. Krumbiegel MS
Chisom Nwosu

Kenilworth
David Brearley HS
Daniel Lezcano
Eric Soriano
Monica Pellino

Linden
Linden HS
Jose Ferero

McManus MS
Anthony Munoz

Soehl MS
Deanna Sheehy

Mountainside
Deerfield MS
Rory McQuillan

New Providence
New Providence HS
Nelene VanDerMerne
Coleen Preston

New Providence MS
Kristen Potter

Plainfield
Central Jersey Arts School
Corainna Frias

Cook School
Kiantau Darrell

Hubbard MS
Ely Sandoval

Maxon MS
Kevin Jimenez

Plainfield Academy of Arts
Jason Palan
Jasmine Medina

Roselle
Abraham Clark HS

Bryan Williams
Giavanni Shim

Grace Wilday Jr. HS
Bryce Moore

Scotch Plains
Union County Vo-Tech HS
Antonio Bejarano
Gabrielle McCavey

Springfield
FM Gaudineer MS
Ahmed Zaky

Jonathan Dayton HS
Rachel Zolotarsky
Tanya Vernik
Danielle DiFiore
Sandy Casas

Summit
Oratory Preparatory School
Alex McDonald
Kegan O’Brien

Union
Union HS
Steven Trujillo
Kevanique Bennett
Chris Dorvius

Westfield
Edison Intermediate School
Hailey Reilly
Nova Qi

Lamberts Mill Academy
Liz Marie Soto

Winfield
Winfield School
Lindsey Caverly

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