Huntington Duo among LI's Top Artists
Zachary Burden and Roxana Moreira are among Long Island's top young artists. The Huntington High School duo's artwork has been displayed for the past month at Long Island University's Post Art Gallery.
Mr. Burden is a sophomore and Ms. Moreira is a senior. Both students can now count themselves among Long Island's artistic elite. They are members of a select group of top art students asked to participate in a special exhibit titled, "Advanced Visions VIII: High School Artists of Excellence in Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens Counties."
The exhibit, sponsored by the LIU Post Art Department, highlights the superb skill and expressive content of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and portfolio preparation art students. One of Mr. Burden's high quality photos was on display. Ms. Moreira had a graphic arts piece in the exhibit.
The exhibit has been described as an "amazing display" of creative expression representing the artwork of 50 talented students from 36 schools throughout Long Island. "Many figurative works rendered from unique and original points of view are featured in this year's exhibition, which takes these talented students to the next level of presenting their work to the public in a formal gallery setting," said Meredith Starr, LIU-Post professor and exhibition coordinator. "It is amazing what they have been able to accomplish with the encouragement of their teachers."
Reaction to the students' artistic skill, expressiveness and virtuosity in a variety of media has included accolades and applause from university faculty, teachers, parents and the general public.