An enthusiastic crowd of parents, family members and friends toured the Landis Administrative Offices on March 21 to see an assortment of artistic creations by Vineland Public Schools' elementary students on display at the district's 21st annual art show.
The displays, in various media, included works produced by students in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to Ross Stanger, a district supervisor of instruction. Portraits and paintings lined the first and second floor hallways at Landis, in addition to tables displaying a variety of 3-D pieces. Schools represented included Barse, D'Ippolito, Durand, Mennies, Petway, Rossi, Sabater and Winslow.
Visitors could also take a break from walking the halls and listen to several different musical pieces in the auditorium. The evening began with a performance by the Elementary Band, under the direction of Rebecca Allen. Following the band was a performance from the Elementary String Ensemble, led by Vera Bojko. Rounding out the evening was a performance by the Rossi School Chorus, under the direction of Stephanie Murray.
The Woman's Club of Vineland again had the challenging task of judging the artwork to determine winning pieces. Stanger noted that it took the Club nearly five hours to thoroughly examine and rate the pieces of art.
June Lang, club president, presented certificates and gift cards from Michael's (crafts store) for first, second, and third place winners and an honorable mention from each school. This was the first year the club offered an honorable mention prize. First-place cards were worth $50, second place cards $20 and third-place cards $15. Honorable mentions received a box of art supplies.
Winners were as follows:
1st place: Ana Cruz Flores, Grade 4
2nd Place: Ava Scott, Grade 2
3rd Place: Yuliana Chavez- Antonio, Grade 5
Honorable Mention: Reina Tull, Grade 2
1st place: Susan Cintron, Gr. 4
2nd Place: Arianny Corcino, Kindergarten
3rd Place: Joseph Hernandez, Grade 1
Honorable Mention: Jasayde Holder, Grade 2
1st place: Anthony Capelli, Grade 3
2nd Place: Taryn Palmer, Grade 5
3rd Place: Amaya Davy, Grade 1
Honorable Mention: David Perez, Grade 2
1st place: Iker Santiago- Munoz, Grade 4
2nd Place: Morgan Gutierrez, Grade 4
3rd Place: Alina Romanenko, Grade 4
Honorable Mention: Sophia Ballurio, Grade 3
1st place: Ciana Lebron, Grade 4
2nd Place: Tyler Pepe, Grade 4
3rd Place: Nyah Alicea, Grade: Kindergarten
Honorable Mention: Thaili Nemelc- Grade 5
1st place: Jaziel Sanjurjo- Burgos, Grade 3
2nd Place: Genesis DeJesus, Grade 4
3rd Place: Jesus Cruz- Grade 4
Honorable Mention: Noel Ochoa Martinez, Grade 5
1st place: McKenzie Broyles, Grade 5
2nd Place: Beren Aydin, Grade 4
3rd Place: Allisson Romero, Grade 3
Honorable Mention: Chase Gonzalez, Grade 1
1st place: Jordan Defalco, Grade 5
2nd Place: Naseem Jubilee, Grade 4
3rd Place: London Gibbs, Grade 2
Honorable Mention: Christopher Thomas, Grade 5
Vineland elementary art teachers include:
Chelsea Marcacci, Barse & Sabater; Cynthia Doulis, Durand; Angela Pino, D’Ippolito; Cherie Gannon, Mennies; Lisa Suprun, Petway; Dayna Ensminger, Rossi; Kristin McMackin, Sabater; and Kara Rehm, Winslow.
Please click the following link for a gallery of photos from the event: