Amityville Has Two of L.I’s. Best Young Artists

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Two student artists from the Amityville School District were selected for the highly competitive “Long Island’s Best Young Artists” art exhibition this year. The artwork of Edmund W. Miles Middle School ninth-grader Kenyi Zelaya and Amityville Memorial High School senior Malika Watlington-Wright was featured at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington throughout the month of April.  

Kenyi’s featured work was an acrylic painting of an eye that serves as a window to escape reality. Malika created a three-dimensional abstract ceramic sculpture of a human heart.

Long Island’s Best is the only juried exhibit of high school artwork on Long Island and showcased the work of 80 students from across Nassau and Suffolk counties. Kenyi and Malika were honored during a special reception held on April 5 at the museum. Kenyi’s art teacher Jennifer Dibble congratulates her here while art teacher Nidia Keaveny congratulates her student Malika.