2001-07-05 / Other News

Wilson Student’s Artwork Selected For Exhibition At Environmental Center

Wilson Student’s Artwork Selected For Exhibition At Environmental Center

Wilson Student’s Artwork Selected For Exhibition At Environmental Center

John Wilson Intermediate School 211 announced last week that a piece of artwork created by Edwin Ortiz, a sixth grade student, was selected for the art exhibition Reflections of the Urban Environment. The exhibition is part of the Gateway Environmental Study Center’s 25th Anniversary. The awards ceremony was held recently at the Ryan Visitor Center, Gateway National Park at Floyd Bennett Field.

Edwin received a special certificate of achievement from the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for his project. He also received a bag of art supplies to help further his art education.

The two-dimensional wood relief project, entitled "City of Life," illustrates Edwin’s view of an urban environment. The artwork was a mixed medium project utilizing wood, watercolors, markers and oil pastels.

I Was really happy when I saw my project hanging on the wall," said Ortiz. "I felt very excited and Iwas really shocked."

Edwin’s art teacher, Elizabeth DiBella, noticed a special creativity while Edwin was working on the project. "Edwin is an insightful and creative student who took raw materials and created a beautiful piece of art," said DiBella. "All I had to do is give him the art supplies and his imagination took over."

"Everyone at John Wilson is extremely proud of Edwin and the wonderful piece of artwork that he created," said Iris Crystal, John Wilson’s Principal. "Edwin is a very talented artist and it is a tribute to his teacher that she was able to help him display his talents in such a wonderful exhibition."

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