LB’s Julia Lang-Shapiro Awarded for Art Education Advocacy

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Long Beach Public Schools Director of Media, Visual & Performing Arts Julia Lang Shapiro has once again been selected for the Award of Excellence from the Council for Art Education in recognition for her work as an arts advocate in New York State.  She receives this accolade jointly with Heather McCutcheon and Donnalyn Shuster, all of whom New York State’s co-chairpersons for Youth Art Month.

The three honorees earned this award based on their Youth Art Month programs’ ability to support arts in education and meet an assortment of criteria. Youth Art Month promotes visual arts and art education in the United States. In the district, the initiative will be celebrated with an art show at the Magnolia Senior Center within the schools through exhibits and special projects. 

 The award will be presented at the Nation Art Education Association conference in March 2020, where Ms. Lang-Shapiro is presenting workshops on arts administration and mixed media art. She is also NAEA-Eastern Region Representative for Supervision and Administration and Art Supervisors Association Vice President, and spearheaded New York’s Youth Art Month program in collaboration with Ms. Shuster 11 years ago.