The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce Nightmare on Main, a Halloween inspired student art show, Juror Caitlyn Shea. The exhibit is on display from October 27, through November 5, 2016.
Celebrate Halloween and the achievement of the students who were accepted into the show at our costume party reception on Saturday, October 29th from 1-3pm at the Main Street Gallery. (see gallery of photos below) The prizes for Best in Show, $50 each for senior and junior divisions will be awarded as well as prizes for best costume. Juror Caitlyn Shea will be with us and talk about her impressions of the work and congratulate the students personally. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.
Nightmare on Main is a themed show. Students grades 6-12 were asked to submit original artwork reflecting their interpretation of Halloween, be it dark, light-hearted or just plain scary!
It was truly a pleasure reviewing all of the artwork submitted to Nightmare on Main Street. I was incredibly impressed by the level of achievement present in each of the submissions; it actually seemed as if I was looking at college undergraduate portfolios. I expected the submissions to be creepy, but they surpassed my expectations by also being so confrontative and exploring unexpected themes like alienation and isolation. It was difficult selecting which works to include because every single entry was powerful in its own unique way! Said Caitlyn Shea
Congratulations to those students who where accepted into the show: Jonelle Afurong, Sarah Astegher, Shiloh Benincasa, Rachel Berkowitz, Nathalie Berrios, Summer Blitz, Julia Bretschneider, Rebekah Buon, Elena Canas, Alex Cartwright, Ben Conner, Daniela Crimi, Eliana Davidoff, Lars Drace, Christian D’Sa, Julia Dzieciaszek, Sania Farooq, Katie Giambrone, Casey Goldstein, Michael Green, Vincent Guerrero, Ilyssa Halbreich, Michaela Hammer, Katrina Hanley, Lauren Landolfi, Cameron Matassa, Kallie McCarthy, Noelle Pluschau, Bailey Rand, Natasha Rivera, Renee Rooney, Melissa Roy, Jack Ruthkowski, Olivia Sasso, Amanda Stark, Amanda Tobin, Alex Tonetti, Alexandra Valme, Erica Vazquez, Teva Yaari, Steven Yeh and Sarah Young.
Juror Caitlyn Shea loves all things scary, sinewy, and dark — and has a special love for Francis Bacon paintings. She is a visual artist specializing in large, fierce paintings. While her palette explores upbeat color interactions, the loosely drawn, often chaotic figures leave a lasting impression of the sublime. Shea continues to exhibit her work in galleries across the U.S. and has received multiple stipends to create public works that bring moments of wonder in N.Y. and beyond. When she is not painting, Shea works as a co-producer for East End Arts JumpstART program and enjoys seeking out odd animals and insects as inspiration for new work.
Gallery of photos from the costume reception on Saturday, October 29, 2016.