Wednesday, February 27, 2019

West Orange High School Spring Exhibit at West Orange Art Center Showcases Advanced Placement Student Artists


WHEN: Saturday, February 23, through Sunday, March 24, 2019. Reception-Saturday, March 2 from 1-4 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
WHERE: West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey
For more information about the West Orange Arts Council and West Orange Arts Center, visit or email

Through an exciting partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School (WOHS), the West Orange Arts Center’s (WOAC) latest show features rising stars of our arts community. This exhibit is part of the West Orange Arts Council’s Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center! year-long celebration of the arts.

On display is the work of Advanced Placement Studio Art Juniors (Brandon Andrade, Olivia Callender, Ruth Donagher, Tricia Garchitorena, Christina Gilio-Malabre, Cassidy Joyce, Ari Latchman,  Jack Mault) and Seniors (Elizabeth Berwind, Kate Dickman, Elijah Evans, Proggya Paromita, Emily Sarett, Jasmine Torruella) attending West Orange High School.

The WOHS Arts Program offers a variety of visual and aesthetic art courses. Students are required to complete a one-semester foundation course in studio art before proceeding to advanced studies like advanced drawing, design, painting, graphics and sculpture. After completing demanding advanced courses, juniors and seniors may enroll in Advanced Placement Studio Art, producing portfolios for college admission and earning up to six advanced placement college credits.

This is the third year the show is being coordinated by WOAC Board Members Lisa Suss and Frank Niccoletti, working with WOHS Visual and Performing Arts Director Louis Quagliato and Advanced Placement art teacher, Heather Young. Prior to the show, the art students receive instruction on display and presentation by Suss, who is also the gallery manager of The Gaelen Galleries at the JCC MetroWest also in West Orange.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

About the West Orange Arts Council
The West Orange Arts Council was established in 1998 to cultivate, inspire, and support the arts in West Orange. Area artists and community leaders remain the core of this all-volunteer organization that operates the West Orange Arts Center at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ. 

Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center! is this year’s exciting year-long celebration of the arts, representing various artists, workshops, exhibits, and activities strives to enhance the lives of the residents of the Township of West Orange and neighboring communities.

Exhibition Postcard Designed by the Students