New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) and View, the Center for Arts & Culture in Old Forge, are excited to invite students, teachers, parents, communities, and the public to experience the photography of 26 New York student photographers and teachers in the Schoolyard Sugaring Maple Contest Photography Exhibit” virtual exhibition opening on May 14 at 6 PM via Facebook Live. The physical exhibit will be on display at View through June 20

The virtual exhibition opening will be broadcasted as a live session which can be joined starting at 5:55 PM on the NYAITC Facebook page, with one of View’s Board of Directors, Donna Stoner, and NYAITC Director, Katie Carpenter, briefly addressing the value of art, maple syrup, and education. NYAITC Educator, Jeremiah Best, and View’s Visual Arts Manager, Heather Caufield, will partner as they walk through the gallery, showing and discussing studentsphotography in the exhibit space. Select student and teacher photographers were chosen to participate in the exhibit by a jury associated with View Arts and NYAITC staff.

Each year New York Agriculture in the Classroom, and industry partner the New York State Maple Foundation, challenge students and teachers from around New York state to engage with maple production through project-based learning and standards-based teaching in the classroom. Through the spring, participating students learn about and make maple syrup, from tapping to bottling and all steps in between. The culminating outcome is for students and teachers to submit a sample of student/school made maple syrup and photography that captures student and teacher engagement with the maple process.

The 2021 top photographers are Samuel Habermehl (Habermehl Home School-Elementary Division), Ava Lillicock (Malone Middle School-Middle School Division), and Alison Gabel (Gabel Home School-High School Division).

Other students in the exhibition also include: A. Blacksmith, A. Gabel, A. Lillicock, C. Ernenwein, X. Coughlin, E. Barker, E. Mattison, E. Smith, G. Alvardo, G. Wade, H. Bliss, I. Smith, I. Giruzzi, J. Tyrrell, K. Brandt, K. Hlad, K. Kloster, K. Manney, K. Tyrrell, L. Hicks, L. Campeau, M. Landis, S. Habermehl, T. Miller, T. Roberts andT. Stringham.

View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge, New York. To learn more about View programming, visit ViewArts.org, or call (315) 369-6411.


View’s COVID-19 safety guidelines will be strictly followed. Temperature checks will be required at the entrance. Masks must be worn in the building and social distancing should be maintained as much as possible. Hand Sanitizing stations are also located throughout our building