Art Reception for LIFE Program Honors Participants Recognizing Corning Museum of Glass Sculptures

When:Saturday, June 20, 2009, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Where:Genesee Community College, Lobby Art Gallery / Stuart Steiner Theatre, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:LIFE Program Honors Students and Glass Sculpture Artists

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The Liberty Increases Future Experience, or LIFE, Program provides students in middle school through the 12th grade with a broad range of services and activities aimed at increasing their motivation and ability to graduate from high school. The array of different initiatives include tutoring, advisement, career awareness, family visits and casework, mentoring, workshops and community service projects—and also, a recent visit for LIFE Program Honors Students to tour and explore the Corning Museum of Glass.

Students’ individually created artwork completed during their recent tour will be displayed during the LIFE Art Reception at Genesee Community College Lobby Art Gallery in the Stuart Steiner Theater, Saturday, June 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Students worked with molten glass to form flowers and sun catchers, and learned about the entire glass making process in historical, commercial, as well as artistic enterprises.

“We were delighted to give motivated students from the LIFE Program at Albion Campus Center the chance to visit and explore the Corning Museum of Glass this past Spring. Exhibiting their original glass sculptures is another opportunity for these young people to experience the benefits and rewards of staying in school and advancing their education,” Edna Kriner-Kirby, Administrative Assistant LIFE Program said.

For further information, contact Edna Kriner-Kirby, Administrative Assistant LIFE Program,
Genesee Community College at Albion, 585-589-9172 or email eakirby@genesee.edu.
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