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Art on the Mall, open to all

From now until August 16, all are welcome to experience Art on the Mall, at historic Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Washington Street Mall in Cape May, N.J. This art exhibition features works by students in South Jersey Catholic Schools. It is open to the public and accessible all day, free of charge. A special Open House will be held on Wednesday, July 25 with an opportunity to meet some of the student artists and their teachers. All are invited.

Art teacher Grace Hoffner, from St. Mary’s School in Vineland, led the installation of the exhibit. “As an artist and art teacher, I think it is so important for our parents and students to recognize and appreciate how valuable art is in our schools,” she said. “Through art we are able to incorporate other sciences, such as math and engineering. Art helps us develop an awareness of the world in which we live and all that God has given us.”

The exhibit begins with the beauty of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in the heart of Cape May. Showcasing a variety of media, displayed art in the lower level includes playful three-dimensional pieces, religious art, self-portraits, intricate scratchboard designs, and works inspired by artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Grandma Moses. Featured art was created during the 2017-18 school year. 

About South Jersey Catholic Schools

South Jersey Catholic Schools include 28 elementary schools and six diocesan high schools. Three private high schools offer additional options for a Catholic education. A community of unique schools bound by a commitment to faith-based education and a common curriculum, the Schools’ mission is to educate and inspire young minds spiritually, academically, and in service to others. The Arts play an integral role every South Jersey Catholic School.

For more information about South Jersey Catholic Schools, contact the Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Camden, 856-583-6103 or visit www.southjerseycatholicschools.org.