For the third consecutive year, NJPSA is proudly displaying some of New Jersey’s finest student artwork in the hallways of the FEA Conference Center. This traveling exhibit, which was showcased at the NJ State Tenn Arts Festival, includes the most exceptional work from students in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties.
“These pieces serve as exemplary representatives of the outstanding artistic talent blossoming throughout New Jersey’s local communities,” said Mary Reece, FEA Director of Special Projects. “It is always a treat to roam the halls of FEA and experience the incredible skill of these students, and I encourage everyone who is visiting FEA to spend a few minutes to take in this incredible showcase.”
Displaying this student artwork is just one example of how NJPSA/FEA is demonstrating its commitment to arts integration and celebrating National Arts in Education Week. In fact, Mary Reece, NJPSA Executive Director Pat Wright, and NJPSA Assistant Director of Government Relations Jennie Lamon helped to kick off Arts Education Week on Monday, as they attended an announcement from Governor Phil Murphy that all NJ public school students have access to universal arts education and are able to take a class in some form of the arts, including visual, performing or culinary. Murphy made the announcement in Paramus, alongside representatives from Arts Ed NJ, NJDOE Commissioner Lamont Repollet, and several supporters of the arts integration initiative.