Amityville Artists Earn Regional Recognition

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Several students from the Amityville Union Free School District had their artwork selected for regional exhibitions. 

Two students represented the district in the 24th annual Long Island’s Best display sponsored by the Heckscher Museum of Art. Edmund W. Miles Middle School ninth grader Nicholas Brown and Amityville Memorial High School 10th grader Javier Rodriguez had their work included in this highly competitive exhibition. Only 100 pieces of student-created artwork were chosen, out of nearly 400 submissions from 58 schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The Long Island’s Best program challenges students in grades 9-12 to choose a work of art that is on view in the museum as inspiration for their own creative expression. 

This year’s exhibit is available for viewing online following a virtual opening on April 17. Viewers of the online gallery will also be able to vote for the winner of the Virtual Visitors Choice Award. 

More than 20 art students from the district had pieces selected for the annual Children’s Art Show, hosted by the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association. Selections were: 

Northeast Elementary School: were Tatiana Argueta, Farrah Giron, Havah Ishchayil, Samantha Ramos and Arielle Taylor.

Northwest Elementary School: Allison Yanes Bonilla, Micanni DeJesus, Grayson Egan, Gabriel Farnum, Thania Hernandez Ipina and Jaysalyn Diaz Mendoza.
Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School: Josiah Albarracin, Lisbeth Benitez, Chellsie Ramirez Canales, Jorge Hernandez Gamez, Robert Johnson and Laura Hernandez Quintanilla

Edmund W. Miles Middle School: Kayla Faublas, Annabella Hernandez, Armando Hernandez, Hans Torres Paternina and Timothy Pratt. 

Students for both exhibitions completed their pieces under the direction of art teachers Jennifer Dibble, Jayne Grasso, Nicole Pappas, Lydia Robinson and Nicole Scoca.