High school art students’ work part of permanent display at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown

Tphoto collage of different pieces of student art

The next time you’re near Target at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, be sure to take a walk down the mall hallway leading into Target. There, you’ll find a new permanent art display organized by the Orange County Arts Council which includes the work of Minisink Valley High School art students!

“Ever since I was little, art has had an impact on my growth as a person,” said student Christa Ferguson. “Art has paved the way for me to express myself and share my voice.  Having my art appreciated by such a large audience is one of the greatest feelings; I am beyond happy to have my art on display for such an extended period of time.”

Student Ryan Rodriguez agreed, adding: “Art lets me express myself and I am so grateful to be a part of such a good art program at Minisink.”

Art teacher Jenna McElroy said the arts council is planning on holding an opening event for the new display in the near future.

“I am thrilled to say that we finally have representation and the work looks strong,” she added. “If you happen to be in the mall make sure to check them out.  I am beyond proud of our art students and teachers here at Minisink Valley.”