January 11, 2016
Congratulations to Niskayuna New York State
Olympics of the Visual Arts Participants
Above left: Third Place Drawing: Van Antwerp Middle School 7th Grade
Drawing Team - Anna Hehir and Olivia Reeves; Above right: Third Place Painting:
Van Antwerp Middle School 6th Grade Painting Team - Mia Etkin, Audrey Corsi,
Congratulations also goes to the Iroquois Middle School Fashion Team, pictured
below - Samhita Koduri, Jackie Lasek, Jane Futerko, Leslie Fairuz (VA), and
The Olympics of the Visual Arts is an extracurricular school program
for students across New York State. Its founding group, the New York State Art
Teachers Association views the visual arts as a discipline equal to other
disciplines that challenge and stimulate our youth, and believes that creativity
and creative problem solving in the visual arts is vital to a full and enriched
life in our technological and scientific society. Olympics of the Visual Arts
presents a series of problems that require utilizing historical references,
brainstorming, problem solving, and creative solutions.
The event took place April 21, 2016, at the Saratoga City Center.
In addition to the middle school participants, the High School Illustration Team
of Veronica Liu, Caroline Yao, and Mufan Xu
won first place (below, left). Congratulations to them as well as high school
sculpture entrant Milan Stafford (below, right).