Sotheby’s Art Show Features Public School StudentsSubmitted by admin on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:03am
New York, NY — Sotheby’s is holding an art show with some of the most unique and invaluable pieces in the city—public school artwork. The Annual art show on June 16 and 17, organized by Council Member Ben Kallos and PS 183, featured 50 works of art per school from institutions across the district, including: PS 183, PS 77, PS 290, PS 151, Vanguard HS, PS 169, PS 6, PS 527, MS 177. Kallos distributed certificates to all participating students.
“Creativity must be nurtured in schools by promoting the arts and the work of our public school children as an investment in them and their future,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “The Sotheby's show continues a rich tradition of having this event in City Council District Five. I am proud to promote creativity by giving students a platform to share their work. Thanks to Principal Tara Napoleoni, Art Director Wan Ling Fahrer, teachers and parents, and students at PS183 for working so hard to make this happen, as well as the Sotheby’s staff.”
Karen Sutton, Sotheby’s Managing Director, Americas commented: “Thank you to Council Member Kallos for organizing a successful event. We were thrilled to welcome such talented artists to Sotheby’s and it was great to see their fabulous work in our galleries.”
"Our partnership with community organizations and institutions such as Sotheby’s allow our students to have rich experiences and showcase their work," said Principal Tara Napoleoni of PS183.
"My students are thrilled and honored to have their art displayed at Sotheby's. This show is a wonderful opportunity to support the art programs in New York City Public Schools and celebrate the amazing art work students produce under the direction of their art teacher," said Wan Ling Fahrer, PS 183 Art Teacher.
"P.S. 183 and all participating schools in district 2 are lucky to have world class leaders in our community like Council Member Ben Kallos and Sotheby's whose support for this event means so much for our children," said Patricia Correge, P.S. 183 PTA President Elect.