Student Artwork Displayed at Steele and West

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS), sponsor of National Youth Art Month in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties, announced Monday that 29 classrooms and 26 businesses, libraries and art venues have joined together to display area student artwork throughout the three-county region. The student artwork will be on view for the rest of the month.

National Youth Art Month emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs. The ARTS and the local businesses and organizations listed below are honored to provide a forum for acknowledging the skills that are fostered by visual arts programs in our schools.

A reception for students, parents and teachers will be held at The Gallery @ The ARTS, 32 West Market Street, Corning, on Saturday, March 19, from 12 noon – 2pm.

The reception will feature a Teacher Exhibition in The Spotlight Gallery @ The ARTS with artwork by:

  • Christine Adams, Northside Blodgett Middle School
  • Shawn Farwell, Northside Blodgett Middle School
  • Lisa Gillis, Corning Christian Academy
  • Cynthia Harrington, Horseheads High School
  • Susan Pabody, Elmira Free Academy
  • Gina Pfleegor, Hammondsport Junior/Senior High School
  • Emily Solometo, Broadway Elementary
  • Julie Thurber, Notre Dame High School
  • Dale Witkowski, Ernie Davis Middle School
  • Birgitt Wolf-King, Corning-Painted Post West High School

Business locations, schools and teacher names follow:

Chemung County


Cappy’s, 205 West Clinton Street: Elmira Free Academy, Allison Newkirk

Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Parkway: Ernie Davis Middle School, Dale Witkowski and Michelle Priniciotto

Kingsbury’s Cyclery, 228 West Water Street: T.K. Beecher Elementary, Megan Hugg

Steele Memorial Library, 101 East Church Street: Broadway Elementary, Emily Solometo

Steele Memorial Library, West Elmira Branch, 1231 West Water Street: Elmira Free Academy, Susan Pabody; Hendy Elementary, Jessica Brown

Steve Seaberg State Farm Insurance, Langdon Plaza, 303 North Main Street:

Elmira Free Academy, June Gordon; Notre Dame High School, Julie Thurber

Tough Pups & Pampered Princesses, 220 West Water Street: Parley Coburn Elementary, Korey French


On-A-Roll Sandwich Shop, 8 Hanover Square: Horseheads High School (2D work), Cynthia Harrington

Silverbird Espresso, 119 West Franklin Street: Horseheads High School (3D work), Cynthia Harrington


Schuyler County

Watkins Glen

HSBC Bank, 712 North Franklin Street: Watkins Glen Middle School, Karen Hansen

Watkins Glen Public Library, 610 South Decatur Street: Watkins Glen High School, Elaine Wojtus

Montour Falls

Montour Coffee House, 401 West Main Street: Watkins Glen High School (paintings on stretched canvas), Elaine Wojtus

The Harvest Cafe, 224 West Main Street: Watkins Glen Elementary School, Susan Comstock


Steuben County


171 Cedar Arts Center, 171 Cedar Street:  Jasper-Troupsburg Central School, Darryl Mallanda

Berger’s Ski Shop, 72 West Market Street: Corning-Painted Post West High School, Birgitt Wolf-King

Connors Mercantile, 16 East Market Street: Jasper-Troupsburg Junior-Senior High, Wendi Wagner

Glassworld, 1 West Market Street, Suite 8: Corning Christian Academy, Lisa Gillis

Imagine That!, 86 West Market Street: William Severn Elementary, Catherine Miller, and Calvin U. Smith Elementary, Marie Herow

Market Street Coffee and Tea, 61 East Market Street: Hugh Gregg Elementary, Megan Wukovitz

Poppleton’s Pastries, 23 West Market Street: Corning-Painted Post West High School, Joni Kehoe

Pure Design, 39 East Market Street: Corning-Painted Post East High School, Lisa Rossi-Sullivan, and Northside Blodgett Middle School, Megan Wukovitz

YMCA, 127 Center Way: Corning-Painted Post West High School, Erin O’Leary


Five Star Bank, 25 Shethar Street: Hammondsport Junior/Senior High School, Gina Pfleegor

Painted Post

Heavenly Cup Coffee Roasters, 323 South Hamilton Street: Northside Blodgett Middle School, Christine Adams and Shawn Farwell

Jelly Beans Restaurant, 319 South Hamilton Street: Corning Free Academy (Names and Birds), Shari Holland

Treu Office Supply, 106 Victory Highway: Corning Free Academy (Self-Portraits and Butterflies), Shari Holland

For information on NYAM installations in the Hornell area, please contact the Hornell Area Arts Council.


Contact: Emily Marino
607-962-5871 x226

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is the region’s arts services organization, serving artists, arts/cultural organizations, schools and the public in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties of New York State. For more information, please visit