Newburgh Schools Partner with Ritz Theater

Recently, an opening reception was held to honor Art Through the Schools at the Ritz Theater and The Cornerstone Residence on Broadway in Newburgh. The annual art show, which began in 2005, celebrates the artwork from art programs in elementary and middle schools throughout the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as well as Newburgh Free Academy.

“The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Fine and Performing Arts Department is pleased to collaborate with the Ritz Theater on such a wonderful community event where the arts are celebrated. It is thrilling as an educator to be able to showcase the talent of our students in the Newburgh schools. The students put so much effort into their work and we are so proud of their creative accomplishments. The arts play an important role in developing students and increasing academic achievements,” explained Temple Hill Academy Art Teacher Elizabeth Cappello.

Tricia Haggerty Wenz, Executive Director of Safe Harbors of the Hudson and the Ritz Theater, explains “We are honored to host this art show for the sixth year in a row. It is such a pleasure for us to work with Newburgh’s dedicated art teachers to provide a venue to showcase the outstanding artistic works of their talented student.

Provided by Kerry Butrick