Show highlights B'ville staff, student achievement

The Baldwinsville Central School District presented, "Mystic Mountain Art," an art exhibit featuring the works of district art teachers and their students at Baker High School on May 20.

Teachers Debra Lynch, Joanna McCaffrey, Leslie Nicoletti, Jessica Voigt and Wendy Robinson displayed pieces they created in ceramics, oil paintings and homemade paper painting while attending workshops last summer through Mystic Mountain Art, Inc., in New Woodstock. The teachers received $4,000 from the Arts-in-Education program through Oswego County BOCES to attend the workshops. Assemblyman William Magnarelli, who was in attendance at the art show, was instrumental in securing funding for the program.

The teachers incorporated what they studied in their workshops into their classroom instruction this school year. As a result, several of their students' art pieces are exhibited in the show as well. These students include:

George Kresovich, John Kresovich, Ian Rucker, Brett Mooney, James Dugan and Gabriella George from McNamara Elementary School.

Allison Ratliff, Matt Masrouri, Hannah Selby, Alexis Diaz, Katie Schumacher, Frank Valletta, Emily Soeder and Melissa Voyer from Ray Middle School.

Elizabeth Heffron, Nicole Damon, Madison Wedyck, Nichole Eckmann, Elizabeth Emin, Cassie Huff, Angelica Romeo, Mary Dorstein, Angela Savage, Alexis Eckert and Rachel Beneway from Durgee Junior High School.

Sarah Blewett, Andrea Keim, Kelly Novak, Alexi Pateras, Alex Quill, Erica Miller, Brianna Stewart, Kelsey VanVliet and Amanda Wolgemuth from Baker High School.

Assemblyman William Magnarelli joins Baldwinsville art teachers (from left) Joanna McCaffrey, Debra Lynch, Wendy Robinson, Jessica Voigt and Leslie Nicoletti at an art show at Baker High School. The teachers each had several of their pieces exhibited.

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