Feb. 2, 2024-- At the tail end of the 2022-2023 school year, Intermediate East discovered it had won a grant from Artists in Education (AIE) to host a professional artist in residence this year. That artist, Jay Alders, arrived at the school yesterday, and was graciously welcomed by staff and students.
A Jersey Shore local, Alders is "a globally acclaimed American fine artist, celebrated for his visionary style that weaves together the realms of surrealism, and contemporary art." He will, alongside art teachers Allison Berman and Elisa Waller and, of course, students, help create a signature mural for Intermediate East.
Alders' career in the arts is sure to inspire the school's "Rocket-Ready" students to reach for their very own unique and dynamic futures. Stay tuned!