MIDDLETOWN—On Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Galleria at Crystal Run, the Orange County Arts Council will have its 13th Annual Arts Build Confidence student arts presentation. There will be a student-led fashion display in center court after a screening of high school musicals from 10:00 to 3:00 pm. There is no cost to enter.
Orange County high schools will use panels to showcase the artwork of its students. These pieces include of digital art, photography, mixed media, oils, and watercolors. This year’s additions include a student fashion show that will take place following the final musical performance and a literary art showcase. A People’s Choice competition will allow attendees to vote for their favorite piece of art. At 4 p.m., the articles that garnered the highest three votes will be acknowledged for this accomplishment.
A media slideshow featuring student artwork from Orange County middle and elementary schools (Grades K–8) will be up all day. The pieces next to the high school pieces, by the center court stairway, will be shown on two television monitors.
Executive Director of the Orange County Arts Council Todd Hulet argues that the talent pool in Orange County is still expanding. We are thrilled to provide the public the chance to witness a modest selection of the young artistic talent in our own neighborhood, along with the chance to remark, “I saw them when.” The Arts Build Confidence Showcase is an exciting first step towards many amazing careers for these artists of the future.
Eric Price, General Manager of Galleria at Crystal Run, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome back the Orange County Arts Council and our local elementary and high schools.” At our center, this has always been a great tradition, and we are excited to see the community appreciate the artwork and musicals produced by so many amazing artists.
As of 2/5/24, the following high schools will showcase sneak peeks of their musicals. Schedules and attendees are subject to change:
10:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Kids, Chester Elementary Frozen
from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Something Rotten at Cornwall High School
from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Hairspray at Newburgh Free Academy
As of 2/5/24, the following educational institutions are taking part in the Student Art Showcase. Changes may occur with the participants:
Senior High Schools:
High School John S. Burke, CatholicCentral High School in CornwallMiddletown High SchoolHigh School in Minisink ValleyThe Woodbury-Monroe High SchoolThe Newburgh Free AcademyHigh School in Pine BushThe Port Jervis High SchoolSeward Institute S.S.High School in Warwick ValleyWashingtonville High SchoolThe Tuxedo Park SchoolUFSD TuxedoValley Central High School
Elementary and Middle Schools:
Middle School CrispellChester Elementary SchoolMiddle School at CirclevilleE J Russell PrimaryCatholic School of John S. BurkeAnnex Maple HillDistrict K–8 of Monroe-Woodbury SchoolsMiddle School MonhagenOtisville Elementary SchoolSchool Pakanasink ElementaryPine Bush Elementary SchoolMiddle School at Port JervisThe Presidential Park Elementary SchoolSeward Institute S.S.Sanfordville PrimaryMiddle School Twin TowersMiddle School in WashingtonvilleCarter Elementary School in William A.
Please visit www.ocartscouncil.org for the most recent information about the Arts Build Confidence Student Arts Showcase.