Studio in the Community: Artworks from PS 39R

Luzelena R. (5th Grade)
PS 39, Staten Island
Studio Artist Instructor: Max Greis

Studio in a School NYC is pleased to present Studio in the Community: Artworks from P.S. 39R, an exhibition celebrating the artistic achievements of local students participating in our visual arts education programs. Studio engages children and teens from preschool through 12th grade at New York City public schools and community-based organizations in all five boroughs. Working with Studio artist instructors in collaboration with their teachers, students observe, imagine, and interpret the people, places, and things that make up their lives.

The 26 artworks on view were created by students in kindergarten through 5th grade. These young artists experimented with a range of artistic techniques, including drawing, painting, and collage. In each unit of study, they learned foundational art skills and explored open-ended themes such as portraiture, landscape, fantasy creatures, and life in the deep sea.

These artworks represent the exploration, learning, and making that flourished in P.S. 39R during the 2022–23 school year. Not only does this exhibition celebrate the artworks on view, but it also recognizes the hard work, growth, and creativity of every child who participated in Studio’s programs last year.

We would like to thank Principal Tracey Wright and Studio Artist Instructor Max Greis for supporting the students as they created these exceptional artworks. With much gratitude, we thank the South Beach Branch of The New York Public Library for generously hosting this exhibition. We extend a special thank you to the School Support and Outreach team from NYPL’s Center for Educators and Schools, an initiative devoted to ensuring school communities can make the most of the world-renowned resources of the Library. You can find tailored programs and services at:


Studio in the Community: Artworks from P.S. 39R

September 26th – October 21st, 2023

South Beach Library

41 Father Capodanno Blvd.

Staten Island, NY 10305

Open to the public

11am – 7pm, Monday – Thursday

10am – 5pm, Friday – Saturday