• Office of the King Lecture Series
    Siena College
    515 Loudon Rd
    Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
  • Telephone: (518) 782-6654
    Fax:               (518) 786-5013
    Email:           Lynn Rogers

Art and Essay Celebration

Reception and Celebration of Student Achievement In Honor of the Youth of the Capital Region Featuring Original Art and Writing Exhibit on the theme of:


"Intelligence Plus Character - That is the Goal of True Education."

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sarazen Student Union
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Each year over 500 students from over 60 schools from the Albany Capital Area, under the guidance of their teachers, create a splendid array of art work, essays and poetry in honor of Siena's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. A new theme, which is generated from the work of the MLK lecturer, is chosen each year. These works are displayed on the Siena Campus during a special event where the children, parents and teachers come to hear music and stories while they view the works and enjoy the healthy snacks provided by Sodexo. The works are also on display during the night of the MLK lecture.

Annual Writing (Prose or Poetry) Invitational
Annual Art Poster Invitational

Teachers: Please print and fill out this Registration Form  to be sent in along with your submissions. Submissions should be mailed to: Office of the King Lecture Series, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211; or brought to Room 202, Siena Hall (Tel: 782-6654), on campus. If you wish to drop off the art posters in person our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Reminders will be mailed out to area schools at the beginning of September.

Here is the story and photos from last year  Story and Photos from 2012   Program


Are you or is someone from your school interesting in performing at this year's Art and Essay Celebration?  The Audition form is located here:

Audition Form  


We look forward to seeing you again this year!


The MLK Advisory Board