Nightmare on Main Street a student art exhibit is on display from October 19 through November 3, 2018. The Costume Reception will be on Friday, October 26, from 6-8pm at the Main Street Gallery,213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. This is a free event, all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Huntington Arts Council invited students grades 6-12 to participate in “Nightmare on Main Street” with art inspired by the theme of Halloween as well as this statement by the juror. “I love spooky, but not horror,” says show juror Jessica “Ratgrrl” Valentin. “I blend my work with spooky themes, color, and sweetness so I can deal with the things that scare me. How do you face the things that scare you?” Prizes will be awarded in two categories; grades 6-8 and 9-12.
Congratulations to all of the students accepted into this show;
Olivia Belluomo, Brooke Blumberg, Sage Boiko, Grace Burkart, Giavanna Castro, Ziqian Chen, Maxwell DeFalco, Alysse Fazal, Gloria Gang, Rachel Taylor Goldsmith, Elizabeth Gordin, Jenna Hart, Zoe Hartmann, Morgan Hlaing, Jiayi Huo, Evelyn Johnson, Aya Karimealaoui, Evgenia Kennedy, Anna Laimo, Siyu Lei, Juliette Liberatoscioli, Angelina Lomangino, Jessica Lyle, Sara Madsen, Chase McGill, Madalyn Metzger, Frida Misko, Benjamin Pollard, Sophia Polizzi, Dylan Roca, Matthew Rubenfeld, Jessica Rush, Mehr Sharma,Martina Simone, Juliah Triana, Leia Ulrich, Anna Vig, Emily Villavicencio, Isabelle Waldorf, Hephzibah Yoo, Ida Zuo
“Nightmare on Main Street is in its 7th year and continues to receive an incredible response from the student artists who enter the show as well as the surrounding community.” said Huntington Arts Council, Executive Director, Marc Courtade. “With over 85 pieces submitted and 41 artists chosen from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the artwork featured in this exhibit reflects an incredible level of talent. We are always thrilled to see the work of young adults in our gallery. Please join us for our Costume Reception on the 26th where awards will be presented to select artists in the grade 6-8 and 9-12 categories as well as prizes for best costume. Its a fun evening, everyone is welcome.”
“I was honored and excited to be chosen as a juror. It was surprising; the layered complexity, and the technical skill of these young artists. I love the places that they took the theme. It was hard. There was lots of good work to choose from.” said Juror, Jessica “Ratgrrl” Valentin
Known for her heartbreaking pop style, Valentin works in the digital and collage realms. Her art has graced gallery and street walls from Long Island to Manhattan. Ratgrrl’s latest project, Muñeca Arthouse, is a unique gallery space in Patchogue.