Thursday, April 11 at 6:30PM

On Display April 11-May 4

Join us for the Opening Reception of the inaugural Columbia High School AP Art Showcase. The students’ devoted teacher, Alexandra Cappucci, spearheaded the shift to a professional exhibition experience in the Herb + Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC as they outgrew Columbia’s Domareki Art Gallery.

Last year, CHS welcomed Cappucci as the AP Art teacher in October. Due to the delayed start and scheduling conflicts, the students were unable to have a proper showcase in 2023. However, this year, Cappucci decided to change that and give the students a new showground to showcase their art.

“We have amazing students who are going to some of the best art colleges in the country. This year, we have students accepted into Parsons, Pratt, MICA, SCAD, SVA, and more acceptances are coming in every day. These students are the future artists of America, and this showcase is a celebration of them and all of their work,” Cappucci said.

Under Cappucci’s guidance, the students enjoy a student-centric classroom environment that nurtures a sense of belonging and creative freedom. The program flourished, with students excelling and garnering accolades, including perfect AP scores. Thanks to Cappucci’s leadership, students were empowered to take creative risks and explore their passions, resulting in an incredible display of talent and dedication.


SOPAC’s Arts Education programs are supported in part by New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Orange Orphan Society, Citizens Charitable Foundation, George A. Ohl, Jr. Charitable Trust, Hearst Foundations, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, and PSEG Foundation. 

Special thanks to Rick Hauser, owner of The Framing Mill in Maplewood, NJ for generously donating materials for the display of student work. 


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