Local art students to exhibit at Baltimore Woods Nature Center

The artwork of second grader Mia Johnson from Waterman Primary School in Skaneateles will be featured at the upcoming Student Art Show at Baltimore Woods Nature Center in May.

Written by Gallery Coordinator Karen Jean Smith 

The vibrancy of youth, the wonder of nature, and various modes of art expression will all come together in the nature-inspired art exhibit at Baltimore Woods Nature Center this month.

Art students in grades 1-12 from 12 local schools will have their work exhibited from May 5 until May 26. An artist reception will be held Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the achievements of the students from Auburn, Marcellus, Onondaga, Skaneateles and West Genesee school districts.

The public is invited to attend the show Monday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) through Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The nature center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus and there is no admission or parking fees.

“While Baltimore Woods Nature Center is designed to appeal to people of all ages, we have a particular emphasis on connecting children with nature and the education of children to become good stewards of the earth. Making these connections can happen in any number of ways, and for many, interpreting nature through art and/or appreciating the results is key,” says gallery coordinator and

Visitors to the Baltimore Woods Nature Center Art Gallery can enjoy the work of student artists from several local schools, including this Cat Teapot and Teacup by Joshua Pierce, Grade 6, of West Genesee Middle School

former art educator Karen Jean Smith. “We are delighted to host this exhibit each May to celebrate the artistic achievements of the students in local school districts. The art educators do a wonderful job of incorporating nature into their curricula, and we are always appreciative of their support in bringing this show to the community,” said Smith.

Auburn Enlarged City School District:

  • Auburn Junior High: Shannon Casper, Jackson Biddall, Ella Varga, Bryn Whitman, Rachel Meyer
  • Art Educators: Cari Parkman, Kasha Fletcher

Marcellus CSD:

  • Marcellus Senior High: Colin McVey, Katherine Locator, Victoria Boos, Caroline Buff, Abby Ryan, Michael Welch, Elaina Couse, Zach Weiler, Tyler Guerrilla
  • Art Educators: Tara Charles, Nate Caza, Donna DeMonte

Onondaga CSD:

  • Rockwell Elementary: Ian Powell, Ally Coyne, Reed Luton
  • Wheeler Elementary: Emma Koslowsky, Ellie Mackey, Faith Taylor
  • Art Educator: Melissa Ryan

Onondaga Junior High:

  • Sadie Smith, Logan Fisher, Katie Marcy
  • Art Educator: Jackie Passetti

Skaneateles CSD:

  • Waterman Primary: Mia Johnson, Alethea Goldberger, Amelia Hullihan-Demperio
  • State Street Intermediate: Tate Ryan, Bailey Post, Walker Barnes
  • Art Educator: Susan Barry
  • Skaneateles Middle: Lili Winkleman, Curran McGowan, Baryl Malcolm
  • Art Educator: Jessica Murphy
  • Skaneateles High School: Kaolin Howard, Cassidy Pitman, Gabe Konieczny
  • Art Educator: Tracy Hale

West Genesee CSD:

  • East Hill Elementary School: Giovanni Capria, Isabelle Milton, Katherine Reed
  • Art Educator: Kelly Moser-Vogler
  • West Genesee Middle School: Joshua Pierce, Tori Rech, Justin Henson, Abby Bednarski
  • Art Educator: Ms. Parry-Cantello, William Haining
  • West Genesee Senior High: Carmon Flask, Jessica Lindstrom, Nathan Couse, Alexandra Guglielmi, Olivia Melnik, Greta Hahn, Emily Schlenker
  • Art Educators: John Capria, Gail Glagola, Jennifer Schrader

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