Mural Painting at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School
By Edie Johnson
Students at Horizons On The Hudson, a Newburgh magnet school, were treated to a late afternoon of art at Montgomery and South Streets in the City of Newburgh. The event was offered to all ages and they spent several hours developing a colorful mural on the side of the school which overlooks a spectacular view of the Hudson River. Director of Fine Arts for NECSD, Theresa Brown, said that after she created the underlying large blank cement background days before, and that she was very impressed that not a single fingerprint or mark had been put onto it previous to the day of mural painting. She added that the Newburgh school district has one of the most intense Fine and Performing Arts programs including an emphasis on starting them young, giving them a good taste of what they can accomplish and instilling in them the desire to complete projects once started. This mural progressed through the early evening, which fortunately was one of the nicest Fall days we have seen. The painters were already proud of their accomplishments, announcing their love for their City, and painting shapes in contrasting and attention-getting colors like yellows, lime greens and purple, with one young painter choosing to lean over the steps while determined to paint his purple circle while hanging upside down. It was a great mix of fun and learning.
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