CNY Arts Center will be collaborating with the local Red Cross to present “Heroes of the American Red Cross: Arts in Motion.”
Artists are being sought for a live art and silent auction benefit April 28 at Thunder Island Oasis from 6 to 9 p.m. “Heroes” for the American Red Cross will be recognized while artists create a piece of art portraying the “Hero” theme during the evening’s event. Artists will have approximately one hour to complete their art, which will then be auctioned to benefit the Red Cross and CNY Arts Center.
Artists are also asked to donate a single piece of art from their collection to benefit the work.
Children are used to the safety slogan for fires, “Stop, Drop and Roll.” However, Miss New York State Kaitlin Monte recently visited the Oswego Middle School in her effort to address the topic of bullying and taught a new concept of defense.
The special visitor presented two programs at OMS as she first gathered with the seventh and eighth graders before spending an hour with the fifth and sixth grade students from all five of Oswego’s elementary schools.
Drawing from personal experiences Monte provided an interesting journey for the Oswego students.
She said, “My brother was autistic and he was picked on and my sister suffered from dyslexia and was bullied by a teacher, which left both of them with emotional scars.”