KINGSTON—On February 1 at 6 PM, Ulster BOCES and the LGBTQ Center in Kingston will co-sponsor a special art show opening for the “Hudson Valley No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Exhibit.” The opening will take place at the Career & Technical Center on Route 9W in Port Ewen

Hudson Valley No Name-Calling Week, being held this year from January 28 - February 1, is an annual series of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities year-round.

At the culmination of that week, there will be an opening reception for the 2013 Hudson Valley Creative Expression Exhibit. For this exhibition, students were asked to express their feelings about name-calling, bullying, and harassment, producing their creative works in any medium, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital art, essays, poems, songs, photos, and video.

During the opening reception, the young artists will meet the public and display their tolerance-themed artwork. Works of art from the elementary to high school level from three counties will be displayed at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center for the month of February.

For more information about this event, contact Ruth Stabler at the LGBTQ Center at 845.331.5300.