Brocton students’ work selected for school’s permanent collection

The artwork of Brocton Elementary students Lillianna DeJesus Guishard, left, and Mylo Valle was selected for the school’s permanent art collection by Sandra Kopiczak, left, elementary school principal and Amy Gawronski, right, elementary art teacher.

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School District is proud to announce the newest additions of artwork into the Elementary’s Permanent Art Collection. Mrs. Amy Gawronski, Elementary Art teacher, and Mrs. Sandra Kopiczak, Elementary Principal, have chosen two pieces to be framed and displayed permanently in the school.

The first piece is by fifth grader Mylo Valle entitled “The Grinch” done with chalk pastels. “Mylo is exceptionally talented in all mediums,” said Gawronski. “He has a natural artistic ability and draws on his own time as well. The Grinch has the perfect ‘Grinchy’ mischievous look. The way Mylo blended the chalks into the black background really made the piece stand out. I will miss teaching Mylo next year when he moves to sixth grade.”

The second piece entitled “Cardinal in Winter” is done by Lillianna DeJesus Guishard in fourth grade. Kopiczak chose the piece personally. “I chose Lillianna’s cardinal because it was unique while still following all project parameters. I was impressed with her vision of the project and the work that went into it,” said Kopiczak.

“I have many talented students in my art room,” said Gawronski. “The permanent artwork is a nice way for everyone to not only appreciate the arts, but also showcase our talented kids here at BCS. I enjoy seeing my students’ talents grow each year.” The pieces are further enhanced by the beautiful framing done by Bruce Mulkin at the Paper Factory.