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Herkimer BOCES students painted bench
to be auctioned off at Saturday, May 2, fundraiser

Ninth annual Spring Dreams Auction takes place at Herkimer VFW
May 1, 2015


Students standing with the chair that they painted
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington students painted an Adirondack chair to be auctioned off at the St. Francis de Sales ninth annual Spring Dreams Auction on Saturday, May 2, at the Herkimer VFW at 129 Mohawk St. in Herkimer. Pictured here, from left to right: Pathways Academy and special programs teacher Georgia Waite with Pathways Academy art students Dakota Shumway, Adrienne Forbes and Jyllian Larkin, as well as Pathways Academy and special programs art teacher Meghan Murphy-Pagano.


Story by Herkimer BOCES visual communications media arts students Mark Loiacono and Jake Schaffer


Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy  at Remington students recently learned about community service, teamwork and self-pride while painting an Adirondack chair for a St. Francis de Sales fundraiser.

In addition to helping St. Francis de Sales, the project helped students realize they have artistic talent, said Georgia Waite, Herkimer BOCES special programs and Pathways Academy teacher.

“I think it gives them confidence with their abilities,” she said.

St. Francis de Sales asked Pathways Academy to paint the chair to be auctioned off during the ninth annual Spring Dreams Auction on Saturday, May 2, at the Herkimer VFW, which is at 129 Mohawk St. in Herkimer. The items can be previewed at 6 p.m., and the auction starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets to the auction are $20 and are available at the door. Tickets include admission, music, drinks and food by chef Dominick Scalise. Funds raised from the auction benefit St. Francis de Sales and will help with tuition costs.

Meghan Murphy-Pagano, a Pathways Academy and special programs art teacher, selected some of her students to work on the project. The students then sketched out the design for the chair in high detail, basing it on the Vincent van Gogh painting, “Starry Night.”

The art students first put on the black outlines of the design and then added color. They used acrylic paint, metallic markers, Sharpies and gloss varnish. They took turns working on painting the chair.

“Much of it was, ‘Let me pick up where they left off, so that was kind of neat,’” Murphy-Pagano said.

The four sixth-graders at St. Francis de Sales each picked out a quote that they wanted for the chair, and the Pathways Academy students worked the quotes neatly into the chair’s design.

“Students were willing to step up to the challenge,” Waite said.

Murphy-Pagano said her students enjoyed doing art that was for a good cause.

“They were really enthusiastic; looking forward to a special, additional project,” she said.

The students were sad when the chair was finished, and now they’re eagerly hoping to work on making a bench for Pathways Academy, Murphy-Pagano said.

Pathways Academy student Jyllian Larkin said she was surprised she was asked to work on the project, but she was happy to be selected as one of the best artists.

“I was like, ‘OK, that’s awesome,’” Larkin said. “I love art. Art’s my thing.”

Waite said she was happy that the students were excited to paint the bench, and it was a good opportunity for a public and private school to work together.

 “I think it came out beautiful,” she said.


Additional photos:

Chair painted like the "Starry Night" painting

A quote on the "Starry Night" chair

A quote on the "Starry Night" chair



A quote on the "Starry Night" chair






 
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