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Monroe-Woodbury hosts its annual art show

Sam Lappin, Contributing Writer

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Monroe-Woodbury High School held its annual student art show on May 5 through the 7. The art show gave students at Monroe-Woodbury the opportunity to display their artistic talents and allows the school to promote the art department.

Art teacher Mr. McElroy hosted this year’s event. This is his first time hosting, and he is hoping for a smooth run.

“All in all, knock on wood, there’s always some logistical issues to overcome throughout the night, but it’s a pretty smooth running operation,” said McElroy.

This year, the whole art show set up has changed. Normally the seniors sell their artwork at the show, but this year there will be a three-day online auction that ends on Friday’s show. All the money that is raised from the auction will be put towards scholarships for Monroe-Woodbury senior art majors.

Heather Rutishauser, a Monroe-Woodbury junior and aspiring art major, shared her opinion on the new online auction.

“I think it will be really good for the art show now that the auction is lasting a couple of days,” said Rutishauser. “Hopefully we will be able to raise more money for scholarships.”

The show allowed seniors to present their art portfolios for their future colleges of choice.

“It provides our seniors the opportunity to present their portfolios, which is a New York state requirement for their diplomas in the distinction of the arts, ” said McElroy.

According to Mr. McElroy, many of his students are proud to have their work on display.

“I’m extremely proud of all of my work that’s being submitted. I’ve worked countless hours to meet deadlines so it’s nice to see the hard work pay off, ” said Rutishauser.

Another newcomer to the district art show is Principal Kravatz.

“I’m expecting to walk in and be blown away by the creativity,’’ he said. This expectation is shared by other Monroe-Woodbury faculty members, as well as the public.  

Many students and faculty look forward to this yearly event that brings the community together and provides students with the opportunity to showcase their artwork.


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