Voorheesville students’ art selected for state MLK exhibit

Two Voorheesville Central School District students are among a select group to be included in the “2023 Empire State Plaza Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Exhibition.”

Each year, the New York State Education Department invites submissions of original artwork and essays that reflect Dr. King’s teachings. This year’s projects focused on Dr. King’s Six Principles and Steps of Nonviolence.

Artwork created by Grade 6 student Maia McGivney and Grade 9 student Lily Nopper-Shatraw is part of the exhibit, which can be viewed online.

“Each year, as we celebrate Dr. King, we need to remember and reflect on all the lessons he offered the world and pay tribute to his enduring legacy,” according to State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa. “New York students of all ages have used their unique artistic talents to create a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of an America of equality, community, and peace.”

Middle school art work to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.High school art work depicting Martin Luther King, Jr.