Huntington High School’s Art Honor Society headed out into the community last week to paint the windows at Rosa’s Pizzeria in Huntington village with Valentine’s Day themes.
The teenager’s created eye-catching work in the Main Street establishment. “The owner there, Diego was very excited to have students from the community get involved with his store,” said high school teacher Jane Judson, who serves as the Art Honor Society’s faculty advisor. “The students were so excited to participate in this.”
Art Honor Society members who participated in the actual painting of the windows included Thomas Edgar McNerney, Nicholas Rowley, Olivia Hannigan, Christina Brillante, Anna Crockett, Kaitlyn Smith, Jeraine Nieves, Irtana Deslouches, Quinn Blackburn, Samantha Maixner, Angela LoScalzo, Lauren LoScalzo, Kelly Alfaro-Alvarez and Maggie Giles.
“Most of the kids here at the high school consider Rosa’s to be a staple in the village area,” Ms. Judson said. “We worked together as a whole club to plan and draw out these designs that were then painted onto the windows. Diego also provided the students with a free slice of pizza of their choice! It was so nice to spread some artwork into the community and involve a local business. We hope people can enjoy the paintings as they come by.”
New Huntington High School recurring substitute teacher Miranda Warren came along with the students and Ms. Judson to Rosa’s and pitched in on the project. The contingent drew plenty of interest as they went about their work.
Ms. Judson has been a Huntington art teacher since October 2015. A graduate of Hicksville High School, she obtained an undergraduate degree at Adelphi University in art education and a master’s degree at LIU Post in educational technology. She has shown her work in several exhibits including the New York State Art Teachers Association member’s exhibit, at the Heckscher Museum and at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. She also presented a workshop at the NYSATA annual conference.