Margaretville students medal at Olympics of the Visual Arts

Above: [From left to right] Lindsay Day, Issis Orrego, Alana Moskowitz, and Chelsea Shultis celebrate after taking a 3rd place ribbon at the 31st Olympics of the Visual Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 23. All four are students at Margaretville Central School. Photo contributed by MCS art teacher Jennifer Wentland.

The arts practically are a varsity sport at Margaretville Central School these days.

Two weeks ago, MCS students took several prizes at the statewide "Olympics of the Visual Arts" in Albany, including 3rd place in the High School Drawing category and 3rd place in the Fashion Design at the Middle School level category, according to MCS art teacher Jennifer Wentland. 

And you can see student art all over Margaretville and Fleischmanns now through Memorial Day in local businesses that have become impromptu art galleries for the Youth Art Month Art Show, which is sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. A ceremony awarding prizes in the Youth Art Month Art Show will take place in June.