Drive Through Food Pantry – July 29

East Greenbush Central School District families are invited to pickup free boxes of food at a Drive Through Food Pantry on Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. in front of George Martin Electric at 164 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY. If you are driving, stay in your car. If you are walking, please practice social distancing. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated patrons. Distribution will start at 9:30 a.m. and the event will be fully concluded by noon.

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Art critiqueAdvanced art students at Columbia High School learned about college art programs and potential career options during a presentation given by Maine College of Art admissions counselor Liz Long last week.

Following the presentation some of Columbia’s art school-bound students were given the opportunity to meet with Mrs. Long for a one-on-one critique. The students showed Mrs. Long some of their own artwork that they intend to include in their college portfolios and received helpful feedback and suggestions for how to make their pieces even stronger. Students left feeling inspired and motivated to continue the portfolio building process.

“The Art Department was pleased to provide students with this special opportunity,” said Art Teacher Andrea Neiman. “It is one of our goals to prepare art students to be college and career ready and to dispel the myth that one cannot make a living as a working artist.”

The Art Department plans to host more presentations from other prominent art schools and to introduce students to local professional artists throughout the school year.