The 32th annual Livingston Public Schools art show, “Art Through the Ages,” opened at the Livingston Mall on May 18 with more than 1,000 pieces representing all nine schools displayed, an expressive and impressive display of the visual arts.
The artwork includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, metal arts, collages, mixed media, and a range of interdisciplinary projects developed in conjunction with classroom teachers.
“The quality of the art is outstanding,” said Mara Rubin, Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts, “and would not be possible without our teachers.” At LHS, Arlene Brown, Nadia Bacher, Pam Fenelon, Victoria Gioioso, Chris Iannuzzi, Linda Kleban, Linda Majzner, Janice Reis; TV production, Steven Milano and Jason Daily. Middle Schools, Nancy Babey, Wendy Rosenberg, Jennifer Randazzo. In the elementary schools, Katherine Abrams, Alexandra Fiore, Barbara Levy, and Dolly Mendes.
During the reception, the teachers honored their colleague Nancy Babey, who retires from Mt. Pleasant Middle School at the end of this school year.
“We as art educators are very fortunate to work in a community like Livingston where the arts are so highly valued and supported. This art exhibit is a testament to that commitment,” Rubin said.
Students proudly pointed out their work and introduced their teachers to family and friends.
The performing arts were also featured during the opening reception with live jazz by the Lancer Jazz Band, directed by Jim Hegedus; and the LHS Lab Jazz Band, directed by Mike Jedwabnik. The National Art Honor Society served as ushers.