Resolution J655-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2013 as Youth Art Month in the State of New York

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 28, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim March 2013 as Youth Art Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those  programs
and individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of young people and
their futures; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize Governor
Andrew  M.  Cuomo to proclaim March 2013 as Youth Art Month in the State
of New York, in conjunction with National Youth Art Month; and
  WHEREAS, Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to  empha-
size  the  value  of  art  education  for  all children and to encourage
support for quality school art programs; it was created in 1961  by  the
Art  and  Creative  Materials Institute, a non-profit association of art
and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the National  Art
Education Association; and
  WHEREAS, The nationwide celebration is entering its 52nd year in 2013,
and  New  York  State  is  in  its fourth year of official sanction with
support by the New York State Art Teachers Association; and
  WHEREAS, Art education contributes powerful  educational  benefits  to
all elementary, middle and secondary school students; it also develops a
child's creative problem-solving and critical thinking abilities; and
  WHEREAS, Art education teaches sensitivity to beauty, order, and other
expressive  qualities  by  giving  students  a  deeper  understanding of
multi-cultural values and beliefs; it also reinforces and enhances  what
students learn in other subjects; and
  WHEREAS,  These  benefits  of  art  education form the basis of "World
Class Standards" developed by the United States Department of  Education
and the National Endowment for the Arts; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  recognizes the importance of art in
education as being necessary for full development of all children, chal-
lenging the intellect while teaching lessons about order, proportion and
genius; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2013 as Youth Art
Month in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York and the New York State Art Teachers Association.

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