Jefferson Honors Artists of the Month

Jefferson School's Featured Artists for October with teacher Maria Mazzola.

October 26, 2016

There’s always something “happening” around Jefferson Primary School. Its hallways have been especially colorful and attractive this fall. October’s Featured Artists are a talented group of young people who have creatively shined and brightened the building for everyone.

In collaboration with art teacher Maria Mazzola, Jefferson features one artist from each classroom every month. The program kicked off in November 2015 to much excitement, said Principal Valerie Capitulo-Saide.

The featured artists include Brianna Jimenez-Leon, Benjamin Burke, Katheryn Escobar Ramos, Hunter Pitney, Elliot Manu, Kyle Taylor, Isaac Ramirez, Logan Miller, Cristina Famiglietti, Dariel Garcia Reyes, Robert Hotine, Jeffrey Palacios Maldonado, Keily Gomez Estrada, Anibella Fazin, Sofia Rodriguez, Marbin Vilorio, Alex Garcia-Jimenez and Stacy Guevara.

“The student-artists are considered based on their creativity, form and technique,” Ms. Capitulo-Saide said. “There is a special display reserved in the Jefferson School lobby featuring the selected works of art. We are super proud of our young artists. Our goal is to celebrate their successes and encourage our young artists to continue to grow and flourish as visual artists.”

The Huntington School District has long enjoyed a strong art program with outstanding student artists. The highlight of the year is always the annual art show in the Huntington High School gym. The event showcases the top artwork produced by students on every grade level spread across K-12.

This year’s art show is set for Tuesday, May 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The show coincides with the district’s annual budget vote and trustee election. The exhibit will feature artwork ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and computer graphics to advertising, fashion design, photography and video arts.

Admission to the show is free and open to the public. The pieces will include every type of media and showcase the numerous opportunities available to students in fine and computer-generated art studies. The event will also include a fashion show consisting of student clothing designs.

Some of the works on display will carry ribbons of excellence, designating the piece as one of “high merit,” in the opinion of a distinguished panel of judges that will be reviewing the exhibits.