TOWN OF WALLKILL – The Orange County Arts Council and Galleria at Crystal Run have partnered with local high schools to update nine panels displaying student artwork – and add three more – in the Galleria’s Target Hallway. For more than three years, the works originally affixed to the panels brought creativity, cheer, and at times, introspection to what would otherwise be a dull corridor lit by fluorescent bulbs. This summer, the Arts Council and the Galleria decided it was time to highlight the work of other up-and-coming artists, and just as the leaves are turning, fresh color has been added outside the entrances to Target and Round1 Bowling & Amusement.
Art from high schools throughout Orange County was selected by the Arts Council to replace the old works on the original nine panels, and three new panels were mounted to accommodate the addition of six more schools to the council’s program.
The new art showcases diverse talents, from painting and drawing to photography and design. Plans for an official opening of the new exhibit are in the works.
“It’s really exciting to see the Galleria supporting local talent. Our children are so talented and might not otherwise get the chance to show it off,” said Kay MC Gregor of Otisville.