High Arts Showcase XIII student artwork from our JOURNEY partner schools on display March 30 – April 22.
Reception Friday, April 7th 6 – 8 pm Featuring a poetry reading by Allison Magnus Harborfields High School Jesse Stickell Huntington High School
High Arts Showcase is the Arts Council’s annual student exhibit featuring the artwork of 11th and 12th grade students attending one of our JOURNEY Program partner schools. In its 13th year, the Showcase will feature the artwork of over 40 students. The high level of skill and talent of these artists is represented in pieces which utilize a variety of mediums; photography, color pencil, sculpture, watercolor, paper mache, ink, pastel and mixed media. The school districts participating in our JOURNEY program this year are Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Harborfields, Huntington, Northport-East Northport, Plainview/Old Bethpage and South Huntington.
“The JOURNEY program which was founded in 1985, is a multicultural arts-in-education program established to foster the appreciation of cultural diversity through the arts and integrating cultural arts into classroom curriculum. The High Arts Showcase is just one of the many components of the program. We are always so thrilled to be able to provide student artists the opportunity to show their work in a gallery setting. It is inspiring to see such a high level and depth of talent in young adults. Our gallery is open to everyone and I encourage you to stop by and see first hand how exceptional the work is!” said Marc Courtade Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council
In recognition of National Poetry Month, the artist reception will be highlighted with a reading of original poetry by Allison Magnus a sophomore at Harborfields High School and Jesse Stickell a senior at Huntington High School. Allison has a true passion for poetry and describes writing poetry “as a doorway to escape her normal reality and create a world that mixes imagination and emotion”. Jesse is a prolific writer of short stories and poems and plans to continue his writing in college. Jesse is also an editor for Et Cetera, High High School’s literary magazine
Long time artist member Bill Grabowski will join us at the reception and present awards of excellence to several students. He is a Huntington resident, multi-medium artist and elementary art educator. Bill seeks to creatively blend past traditions with new and evolving technologies and feels strongly that the Arts should link with the community.
The Main Street Gallery at 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743 is open Mondy -Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday Noon – 4 pm. Entrance is free, all are welcome.