Three Bayonne High School art students were honored recently at the Twenty-Third Annual High School Art Exhibition, Emerging Artists 2010-2011. The event was sponsored by the Art Administrators of New Jersey. The exhibition took place at he James Howe Gallery at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
The students honored for their art work are Elizabeth Ibrahim, Rebecca Poggiali, and Jenelle Ramdeen. Elizabeth Ibrahim used computer graphics to create a piece called Out of the Ashes. Her Art teacher is Charlann Meluso.
Rebecca Poggiali took a photo entitled Some Things Shouldn't Be Seen. She used the medium of black and white photography. She received an Award of Merit. Her Art teacher is Thomas Hart.
Jenelle Ramdeen did an untitled painting, using acrylic paint. Her Art teacher is Christopher Wolfer.
This year's show included work from thirty students from sixteen high school districts throughout New Jersey. The Art Administrators of New Jersey (AANJ), celebrating thirty-five years of service, is an organization of art educators that has the responsibility of managing school art programs in many districts throughout the state. Its members represent both large and small districts from a variety of geographical settings.
The AANJ is actively involved in many state and national programs. Those programs are designed to foster better art education in schools; provide recognition for outstanding artistic achievement; and develop understanding, appreciation, and support for art education.
The annual art exhibition was initiated in 1988 in an effort to recognize the outstanding achievement of New Jersey's talented and dedicated high school students in the area of visual arts, and to heighten public awareness of art education programs in our state.
The President of the AANJ is Joan Rosen, who retired in December as Director of Music and Art for the Bayonne Board of Education.