Nine Huntington High School student-artists are currently exhibiting work at the Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XV at the Main Street Gallery in the village.
The exhibit, which will run through June 1, showcases the work of several dozen gifted junior and senior artists from seven Long Island school districts that participate in the Huntington Arts Council’s Journey program, “which fosters the appreciation of cultural diversity through the arts.”
An opening reception will be held this Friday (May 10) from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit features a wide range of work across various media forms that include oil, watercolor, digital photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, fabric and collage.
The nine Huntington students with pieces on display in the showcase are joined by top artists from the Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Harborfields, Northport-East Northport, South Huntington and Plainview-Old Bethpage school districts.
“As always, the arts are alive and well in Huntington,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “The talent and commitment possessed by these students and their teachers is unparalleled. We are so pleased that they have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Huntington Arts Council’s local Main Street Gallery. All are encouraged to visit this month to see their beautiful creations and those of other students from across the area.”
The Huntington High School student-artists selected to display their work include:
- Joshua Silverstein: Castle in the Clouds – photographic collage; teacher Kasmira Mohanty
- Josefina Fasolino: Circular Divide – vector illustration; teacher Kasmira Mohanty
- Finn Malone: Game.Set.Match – digital photography; teacher Pamela Piffard
- Irtana Deslouches: Abstracted Floral Beauty – digital photography; teacher Pamela Piffard
- Julia Giles: Sirius – watercolor and ink; teacher Kristin Singer
- Aniyah Toro: Woman – charcoal portrait; teacher Kristin Singer
- Sophie Dellecave: Reflections – glass; teacher Ayallah Jeddah
- Jeraine Nieves: Broken Dreams – fabric and mirrors; teacher Kim Valerio
- Angelina Larkin: Coeur Melancolique – ceramics; teacher Ayallah Jeddah
“The High Arts Showcase is a component of Journey arts in education program,” according to the Huntington Arts Council. “Journey, established in 1985 by Chairperson Sandy Chapin, local area educators and in partnership with district administrators, integrates cultural arts into classroom curriculum encouraging an individualized experience and appreciation of cultural diversity through the arts. A multi-component arts in education program available to school districts providing resources for learning about world cultures through arts and arts experiences enhancing learning for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.”
Located at 213 Main Street in Huntington village, the Main Street Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. Admission is free.