Paterson Museum exhibit to feature 200-plus student artworks | Paterson Times

Paterson Museum exhibit to feature 200-plus student artworks


More than 200 pieces of artworks by city students dealing with “Women’s History Month” will be on display in an exhibition that will open on Thursday at the Paterson Museum. Students from every school in the district created paintings, drawings, sculptors, and ceramics for the exhibit.

Art teacher Marilyn Simon said each school is contributing seven pieces of artworks for the exhibition. She said some of them include portraits of famous women created by women or girls themselves in commemoration of “Women’s History Month.”

March is considered Women’s History Month.

Simon’s class produced a 5’x’5 portrait of Lady Liberty (pictured). Students, who contributed pieces for the portrait, are new immigrants to the United States. Her class at the School of Information Technology at Eastside High School produced the work.

“All of the students in Paterson are participating,” said Simon. She said the works were completed by students in grades K-12.

This is the sixth year the Paterson Museum is holding a student art exhibition, according to the district.

“This is a citywide exhibition to showcase the talented students of Paterson,” said Giacomo “Jack” Destefano, director of the Paterson Museum.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. It will be open to the public without a fee until Mar. 28, 2018.

Paterson Museum is located at 2 Market Street.

“Everyone is welcome to come and look at it. It’s a family and community experience,” said Simon, who has been teaching art at the district for 50 years. She was at the museum setting up on Monday morning.

“You really need to come out and see how creative our students are,” she said.

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