The art of six Link scholars was on exhibit during March at the Art Educators of NJ (AENJ), Essex County Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Newark Hall of Records. Link students’ art was displayed, along with that of students from 16 other schools in the county – public, charter, and private schools. Students, accompanied by Mrs. Gwen Howard, art teacher and member of AENJ member, were honored at a reception for the student artists last week.
Art Educators of New Jersey is a non-profit association created in 1939 by art educators interested in advocating for the visual arts education in the state. Their purpose is to promote and maintain the highest degree of quality Visual Arts instruction in New Jersey’s schools. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.