It’s a scary time of year and four Huntington UFSD students have will display artwork in the Huntington Arts Council’s Nightmare on Main Street exhibit.
Huntington High School artists Josie Fasolino, Julia Giles and Vivienne LaVertu and J. Taylor Finley Middle School eighth grader Giada LoPorto will all exhibiting exceptional pieces in the show, which runs from October 18 through November 16 at the Main Street Gallery at 213 Main Street in Huntington village. A reception is scheduled for October 25 from 6-8 p.m.
“I am incredibly happy to have my work displayed in the Huntington Art Council’s exhibit,” Ms. Fasolino said. “I used cross hatching to create the shadows on the skeleton and created the water and veil tail fish with alcoholic based markers. Mrs. [Kristin] Singer and Mrs. [Kasmira] Mohanty really encouraged and helped me through my whole process, so I really wanted to give them a big thanks.”
The show was open to all student artists in grades 6-12 across Long Island. The pieces on display were picked by Huntington Arts Council officials.
“I’m pretty thrilled that my piece got in, especially since I was worried that my art style wasn’t ‘prestigious’ enough for the event,” Ms. Giles said. “The whole show is absolutely spectacular and being a part of it feels amazing!”
The exhibit will be juried by Stephanie Buscema, a painter, illustrator and designer working traditionally with paints on paper. “Working professionally for the past 15 years on a variety of projects, from publishing to textile design, her days are spent working in her home studio here in Huntington,” according to the Huntington Arts Council.
The Main Street Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Nightmare on Main is a themed show. Long Island students in grades 6-12 were asked to submit original artwork reflecting their interpretation of Halloween.
“The Halloween season is full of magic, creativity and inspiration,” according to the Huntington Arts Council. “With the transition of the seasons comes the cooler weather, darker days and bursts of color from the trees; the world around us transforms. We celebrate by turning ourselves into whatever and whoever we’d like to be on October 31. Scary, silly, creepy or beautiful; what would you want to transform yourself into during this time of year?”