Please join us this Saturday, December 15th from 4:00-6:00pm for the opening reception of the Senior Project exhibition! Senior Project is the most intensive program offered at The Art Institute. Modeled after a senior thesis college course, Senior Project challenges high school seniors to be career-minded and think seriously about their art as they develop a portfolio of artwork around a personal theme. After the twelve week course, students finish Senior Project with twelve finished works in their portfolio. The Fall 2018 Senior Project class was a unique one – the class was made up of only female students for the first time ever! This created an exciting dynamic between seven young painters who discovered how to tie personal themes into their professional artwork. The final work created by Senior Project students will be on display in a month-long exhibition, open for free to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00-5:00pm at the Carole J. Wolf Gallery at The Art Effect’s Pershing Studios (45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.) The seven artists featured in the exhibition include:Wislianie Valdez – Marlboro High SchoolNina Ansaldi – Yorktown High SchoolAshley Pink – Arlington High SchoolLauren Ricci – Arlington High SchoolMelanie Moore – John Jay High SchoolEmma Schmidt – John F. Kennedy Catholic High School Molly Stark – Rhinebeck High SchoolA panel discussion will be held during the reception and moderated by Rick Price. This event is free and open to the public!