A rather unique art exhibit is on display at the Memorial Gallery at Farmingdale State College from now until June 13. The annual Suffolk County Art Association (SCALA) Invitational art show features work from Suffolk County schoolteachers and their students. Each teacher paired with one or more students to produce art for the exhibit.
The annual show by SCALA and in partnership with Farmingdale State College gives Suffolk County K-12 students the chance to display the work in a gallery. Teacher Christina Marcolla said letting the students feature their work in a real life gallery validates the importance of art in education and gives educators the opportunity to show their own artwork alongside one of their students.
Students and teachers from school districts are institutional members of SCALA could submit work in all different mediums, such as multimedia art, 3-D and 2-D. This was the third year SCALA had partnered with Farmingdale State College to organize and produce the show. The students and teachers work could be on the same subject but didn’t have to be depending on each student’s vision.
All of the participating students received awards and a SCALA pin during an awards ceremony and art reception on Saturday, May 31. The teachers also received participation awards.
For more information visit the SCALA website. Admission to the gallery is free.