Exhibit at Gallery 66 NY features 20 regional students

“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

"Awoken" by Allisen Casey of Haldane High School
“Awoken” by Allisen Casey of Haldane High School

Gallery 66 NY is ushering in the New Year with a most unusual and exciting program to help students begin to establish foundations for success. The gallery recently sent out an open call to all high-school-age artists in Cold Spring, Newburgh, Beacon, Peekskill, and Wappingers Falls, soliciting their work for a juried art exhibition with the theme Roots and Pathways.

The 20 talented artists chosen for the showing — who currently attend Haldane, Newburgh, Peekskill, Roy Ketcham, and John Jay High Schools — were asked to relate the theme to their personal lives, histories, and visions for the future. The result is a multi-media trove of rich and diverse pieces, provocative and thoughtful.

"The Face" Sharpie drawing by Juliet Kemmerer of Ketcham High School
“The Face” Sharpie drawing by Juliet Kemmerer of Ketcham High School

The gallery will host a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, with the artists present to discuss their art. This is an opportunity to visit with young creators at the beginning of their careers.

Roots and Pathways runs from Jan. 3 through Feb. 2, at Gallery 66 NY, 66 Main St., Cold Spring. For more information call 845-809-5838, or visit gallery66ny.com.

Images courtesy of Gallery 66 NY

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