K-8 students featured at Empire State Art Collection Show


Artwork by Jacob Chronister, Hamagrael Elementary School

Article provided by Bethlehem Central School District.

Four schools, four art teachers and 100 BC students currently have their artwork on display in downtown Albany as part of the Empire State Art Collection Show.

Their work can be seen on the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza through Sunday, Mar. 27. The South Concourse is located closest to the Madison Avenue entrance to the Plaza. The event is one of a kind, as it is the only Capital Region exhibition for K-8 students. It is an opportunity for students to showcase how their art was inspired by artwork from the Empire State Plaza Collection.


  • Traci Fortin
  • Gwen Kovacik
  • Laura Forman
  • Peter Ruggiero


  • Bhavyasree Kakarala
  • Gabrielle Richards
  • Isabella Kita
  • Sydney Vriesema
  • Nora McLaughlin
  • Katie Horn
  • Brianna Veras
  • Everett Probeck
  • Rayna Beiter
  • Max Alhart
  • Lita Start
  • Maxim Kuperman
  • Eleanor Rose
  • Miranda Cronlund
  • Zoey Bichteman
  • Gabriela Lopez-Toledo
  • Caolain Rosencranse
  • Mia Bryant
  • Nana Moat
  • Franklin Wang
  • Sammy Oakley
  • Chloe Burke
  • Alexandra Mustac
  • Jonathan Lazarek
  • Hailey Bushart

Glenmont Elementary

  • Noelle DiBari
  • Henry Tauber
  • McKayla Wagner
  • Jack Tangorre
  • Gwen Gregg
  • Arjun Lakra
  • Sam Filippone
  • Enas Al Kalbani
  • Aja Davis
  • Kelvin Lwin
  • Pace Poczik
  • Emmie O’Brien
  • Annely Buerkle
  • Carter Frueh
  • Ethan Brocious-Pliss
  • Westin Aloisi
  • Chloe Buchalski
  • Allison Tangorre
  • Cora Roshe
  • Emma Palmer
  • Annie Pauze
  • Ben Larrabee
  • Kathryn Tromp
  • Emma Adalian
  • Kenan Celik

Slingerlands Elementary

  • Eliza Conklin
  • Anya Owens
  • Kate Hetherington
  • Naima Deroo
  • Ashlyn Fletcher
  • Amelia Yager
  • Nora Wargula
  • Mateo vanSaluda
  • Caden Striffler
  • Evelyn Heiser
  • Vivienne Saunders
  • Mariah DiTonno
  • Evelyn Johnson
  • Emerson Raphael
  • Trent Powell
  • Emily Peattie
  • Cora Gutman
  • Oliver Arment
  • Henry Forbush
  • Ellery Lawrence
  • Beverly Beach
  • Eleanor Kelliher
  • Olivia Barnhart
  • Nawi Torlasco
  • Burak Senturk

Hamagrael Elementary

  • Lila Huertas
  • Jacob Chronister
  • Ella Rothenberg
  • Max Walker
  • Ben Walker
  • John Hughes
  • Sadie McIlvian
  • Emily Rancour
  • Maeve Fuller
  • Riley Laning
  • Jack O’Donnell
  • Tavish Siag
  • Lincoln Olazagasti
  • Liam Nizer
  • Claire Kennedy
  • Brady Schools
  • Isabelle Racano
  • Malcolm Warndorf
  • Jack Pollinger
  • Alexis Zornow
  • Kai Hayes-De
  • Ella Avery
  • Clemente Capuano
  • Ayla Brown
  • Paul Aliggayu

The permanent Empire State Plaza collection consists of 92 works of Abstract Expressionist art displayed both in and around the Plaza. It was established under the direction of former Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller during the construction of the Empire State Plaza (1966–1978).

This year’s exhibition is representative of over 1,300 works from 15 surrounding Capital Region school districts. The K-8 exhibit is being held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month and is sponsored by the NYS Office of General Services, the Capital Area Art Supervisors (CAAS) group and the New York State Art Teachers’ Association (NYSATA).

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