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LongHouse Reserve Holds Student Annual VI Art Show

Devon Aragona

Winning Works of Art on displayed during the event. (Photo: Devon Aragona)

LongHouse Reserves had their Student Annual VI on Tuesday, June 18, where local arts educators, student peers, and LongHouse Reserve representatives honored outstanding submissions from more than three hundred entries of student artwork inspired by visits to the art center. The artwork was judged by teachers from the LongHouse Reserve Education Committee. The event is held every year to celebrate the importance of art in the lives of children, and arts education.

Students selected from all across Long Island ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade submitted both individual and collaborative works of art in a variety of media. Everything from sculptures, to textile pieces, to digital media pieces were put in for consideration. Judges selected winner in more than 15 categories. Outstanding pieces were recognized with ribbons and certificates of merit.

The annual reception of the art showcased the top submissions. Students, families, and friends were able to walk around and view the students creative works while jamming to the sounds of the upbeat Bridgehampton High School's Marimba Band.

Yannah Jones, a 7th Grade First Prize Winner. (Photo: Devon Aragona)


LongHouse Reserve's sponsor, the Suffolk County National Bank has decided to showcase all winning entries in its numerous branches in the represented communities throughout the summer. This provides a wonderful opportunity for blossoming artists to showcase their work.

Guests, who mingled with the young artists and their families, included LongHouse Founder Jack Lenor Larsen, LongHouse President Dianne B., LongHouse Executive Director Matko Tomicic, LongHouse Education Committee Chair Selena Rothwell, Peter Olsen, Suffolk County National Bank VP Micah Schlendorf, Educators Elizabeth Grafer and Sam McAleese, and Education Committee Members Irene Tully, Barbara Imperiale, Mary Jane Hantz Greenfield, Liz Paris, Jennifer Cross and Olivia Brooks.

Just some of the awarded students were Best in Show Geige Silver, First Place Art with Monologue winner Grace Myer, First Place Drawing winner Jason Song, First Place Digital Generated Photo winner Jennah Hochstedler, First Place Painting winner Jessica Gullapa, and First Place Costume Designer winner Marisa DeAngelis.

For additional information visit www.longhouse.org.




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