TD Bank in Howard Beach will host a unique exhibition featuring student artwork from local Catholic academies. The art exhibit is the first public collaborative event between the two Catholic academies in Howard Beach.
From March 18th to March 27th, works of art by the students at Ave Maria Catholic Academy and Saint Helen Catholic Academy will be displayed at TD Bank located on 162-02 Cross Bay Boulevard.
“We are proud to present the artwork of our talented students. In the Diocese of Brooklyn, a comprehensive art program is an important component of educating the whole child within a faith based approach to learning. Art classes create environments that allow students to think ‘outside the box’ and address challenges with creative solutions. We strive to support students as they think creatively, find their voice and tap into their undiscovered talents,” stated Christine Zerillo, Principal at St. Helen Catholic Academy.
“The purpose of the art exhibit is to share the artistic and creative talents of the students in both Ave Maria Catholic Academy and Saint Helen Catholic Academy not just with each other, but also with the wider community. Everyone should have the opportunity to view the accomplished student art pieces,” said Marybeth McManus, Principal at Ave Maria Catholic Academy. Both principals hope that many will come in to the bank to see the range and beauty of the students’ work.
Ave Maria and St. Helen Catholic academies are two distinct Catholic academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn serving students from early childhood through grade eight. For more information about Catholic education within Brooklyn and Queens, please visit www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/schools.
“TD Bank is honored to host this event to showcase the work of young creative minds from two esteemed academies in the area. We hope the exhibit will serve as a platform for the students to demonstrate how artistic and talented they are,” shared John Spagnuolo, Vice President, Branch Manager at TD Bank and Chairperson for St. Helen Catholic Academy.
St. Helen Catholic Academy is committed to providing a quality education to all children. Their goal is to nurture children spiritually, academically, and socially. Visit the academy at 83-09 157th Avenue, Howard Beach, NY 11414 or call them at (718) 835-4155. Learn more at www.sthelenschool.org.
Ave Maria Catholic Academy exists to provide an everlasting spiritual foundation and superior academic background for all their students, who in time, will strengthen, enlighten and better their community, their Church and their world. Visit the academy at 158-20 101st Street, Howard Beach 11414 or call them at (718) 848-7440. Learn more at www.amcahb.org.