Herkimer students’ artwork featured in Youth Art Month Reflections show

LITTLE FALLS — Herkimer Central School district art teachers Heather McCutcheon and Leah Zorn and several of their students have artwork on display in the Youth Art Month Reflections show at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, 403 Canal Place.


“The common theme of this exhibit is reflection,” said McCutcheon, who is also the coordinator for the exhibit.


“Students learn from their teachers and we learn from them. All of our works are a reflection of each other.”

The art show is free and open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays now through March 15.


The Herkimer students featured in the art show are:


10th grade: Cassidy Bennett, Alyse Cannon and Tyler Hansen.


11th grade: Evan Martyniuk, Michael Miller and Layla Parkman.


12th grade: Kendall Collins, Hannah Minguela and Taylor Parmon.


The exhibit features more than 75 art pieces from students and their teachers from seven local school districts.


In addition to Herkimer, the school districts that have students and teachers with artwork in the exhibit are Central Valley, Dolgeville, Frankfort-Schuyler, Little Falls, Mount Markham and Richfield Springs.


Artwork is included from students ranging from kindergarteners to seniors and the exhibit also celebrates Youth Art Month in March.


“It is a time to recognize student artwork and the importance of arts education in our community,” McCutcheon said. “This exhibit is a great example of the power of the arts. The national Youth Art Month theme for 2023 is ‘Your Art, Your Voice.’ Come see the voice of the Herkimer County youth.”

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