Amityville Artists Earn Spots in Regional Exhibitions

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Six student artists from the district were chosen to have their pieces displayed in a pair of prestigious Long Island art shows.

The Suffolk County Art Leaders Association’s All-County Art Exhibition will feature the work of four students from Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Amityville Memorial High School, including ninth grader Hasslyn Hurtado, 10th grader Neyri Ayala, 11th grader Kaya Branscum and 12th grader Ash Dixon. 

Hasslyn’s piece “Christmas Cupcakes” was created with oil pastels. Neyri completed a paper mosaic, “Amanecer,” and Kaya has her mixed media acrylic painting, “Melting Heat,” in the show. Ash entered a variety of untitled drawings, paintings and mixed media work into the senior scholarship portion of the competition. A reception for the artists was held on Feb. 1 at Old Town Hall in Babylon.

Ash and Kaya join seniors Crystal Fells and Katherine Gomez Gutierrez in the Go APE! 13th annual Advanced Placement High School Student Art Exhibition. Kaya and Crystal submitted mixed media using the technique of photo transfer. Ash’s “Shoe” and Katherine’s “Pop Shoe” pieces were made with acrylic paint. 

The show runs from Feb. 15 to March 1 at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in Dix Hills, with a reception and awards presentation on the final day.

Students completed their work under the direction of art teachers Jayne Grasso, Nicole Pappas and Nicole Scoca.