We at Schoharie Crossing are excited to announce a Call For Student Art to be displayed in our 2021 Virtual Exhibition, “Water’s Reflection: Seeing the Past in the Present!” The call is open to students at the primary and secondary education levels within New York State and we encourage artists to think creatively about the theme.
The Erie Canal is not just a historical footnote, it was and IS a living system of amazing people, engineering, social reforms, and more! The impact of the canal not just on New York State but also America is astonishing. We encourage student artists to explore the canal of today, to delve into the canal of the last two hundred years and create a work of art that represents how they see that shared canal past as being present in their lives now.
The flyer with more information is attached. There are many wonderful resources to explore the canal online as well. We have also attached Online Resources for Learning About the Erie Canal provided by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
We look forward to seeing how students discover the canal and create amazing works of art.
Please contact David Brooks, Education Director, with any questions or you can direct additional inquiries to: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov
Student Art Exhibit 2021 Call for Entries Flyer -n- Form.pdf
Online Resources for Learning About the Erie Canal.pdf