Allentown School District Partners with
ArtsWalk Boutique Stores for Youth Scene Art Exhibit
Kick-Off Event Scheduled for May 13
Allentown, PA (May 10, 2016) Youth Scene – an exhibit to celebrate the artistic expressions of the Allentown School District students – will showcase student artwork in the first ArtsWalk ASD Student Exhibit. The Exhibit will run from May 13 – 27 in the Boutiques on the ArtsWalk – Sage, Aquarius and 7th & Sole. The stores will be hosting an Art Reception on Friday, May 13, beginning at 4:00 p.m. to view the exhibit.
The Exhibit showcases the diverse talents of students from Louis E. Dieruff and William Allen High Schools; Harrison-Morton, Francis D. Raub, South Mountain and Trexler Middle Schools; and Hiram Dodd, Lehigh Parkway, Ramos, McKinley, Mosser, Union Terrace and Washington Elementary Schools. The artwork features a compilation of student work from all grade levels and in a variety of mediums. Some of the works by the District’s high school students will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the artist.
“We are so grateful to have the Boutiques on the ArtsWalk as our partners in this exhibit,” states Maryann Gross, Allentown School District Arts Administrator. “When I first approached George Haddad, owner of these stores, he and his team jumped at the chance to showcase our students. We look forward to collaborating on future exhibits and events together.”
The ArtsWalk is a brick walkway (running parallel to Hamilton Boulevard) that connects the Art Museum, Baum School of Art, Community Music School, Miller Symphony Hall, Youth Education in the Arts (YEA), restaurants and shops in downtown Allentown.
The event is Free and open to the public. The event will be held rain or shine.
About Allentown School District
ASD serves more than 16,000 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools located throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. A shared vision of the community, parents, guardians, staff and faculty focuses on “Empowering Students for Life,” providing ASD students with the skills and academics they need to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs approximately 2,200 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial throughout 2015-2016, serves students from 43 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent of households qualifying as low income. ASD is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to education programs and resources. www.allentownsd.org
Information provided by:
Kimberly Golden Benner
Director of Communications
Allentown School District