Amityville student-artists are recognized

Several artists from the Amityville Union Free School District have had their work selected for regional and state exhibits.

Twenty-one student-artists had their work displayed at the Town of Babylon’s Hispanic Heritage Festival and Art Exhibition on Oct. 15.
Representing the district from Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School were fourth-graders Yadira Aragon-Gonzalez, Tiffany Asbell, Jesus Barrios, April Kenny, Julissa McGhee, Sasha Urias and Camryn Williams; fifth-graders Robert Chester, Khaleil Pryce, Martin Siri, Jimmie Stewart and Zaid Headley; and sixth-graders Kiana Grant, Jose Hernandez, Daviana Lucas, Amaya Nelson and Angel Dilone Rodriguez. From Edmund W. Miles Middle School, ninth-graders Astrid Dixon, Marco Iorio, Arlene Pena Jimenez and Alliyah Prince had their work displayed.
The students completed their projects under the direction of art teachers Susan Zaratin and Nicole Scoca. The district congratulates the students and their teachers for their participation in the regional exhibit.

A pair of students from Park Avenue will have their artwork on display when school officials from across the state gather for the New York State School Boards Association conference. Sixth-graders Karlie Meyerrose and Lauren Schilling will have their work included in a statewide student art exhibit during the conference, which runs from Oct. 27-29 in Buffalo.

The exhibit, which is co-sponsored by NYSSBA and the New York State Art Teachers Association, highlights achievement in the visual arts and demonstrates a high level of artistic ability by the selected students.

“We congratulate all the students, their families, and their art teachers on these wonderful achievements,” said Dr. Frances Fernandez, the district’s fine arts director.