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Mamaroneck Students Show Work at Annual Art Show

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Marilyn Goerler seemed to beam with pride as she toured the Mamaroneck High School's Palmer Art Gallery with her son Chris, who had three of his assignments from the school year displayed for the All-Media Student Art Show Thursday night.

Chris, a sophomore, has been working in photography on his own since middle school. This year, he takes Photo 2 with Gwynn Bettencourt, who was enthralled by his "part of the whole" project. While celebrating Thanksgiving with a family friend, Chris decided to go to work on the assignment by taking photographs of a statue in their Victorian home.

"I took the photo in color, but I decided to make it black and white," said Chris Goerler, a Larchmont resident.

The Art Show featured at least one work from every student taking an art, photography or video class in ninth through twelfth grades.

"It's the one show that has everybody who takes are in it," said Kevin Klein, chair of the Art Department at Mamaroneck High School.

At the beginning of the school year the school district's art teachers displayed their art for MamaronArt . Thursday, teachers including Donn Keene enjoyed being able to just observe.

"It's good for we teachers to just step back and look at the art," he said.

Chris Goerler hopes to pursue photography professionally and currently photographs weddings, Bat Mitzvahs and other occasions on the weekends for LJ Studios Photography in Mamaroneck. He also works part-time at Palmer Art, an art supply story, as a framing apprentice.

"Framing and photography go hand-in-hand," his mother said.

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