Three budding photographers at Half Hollow Hills High School East were recognized as the some of most talented young artists on Long Island this past weekend.
The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony of Huntington’s 2012 Long Island's Best: Young Artists Juried Art show was held this past Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Heckscher Museum of Art.
Spencer Kaplan, from Allyson Uttendorfer’s art honors program, was awarded for his work. Students Molly Samuel and Brett Kirschner also earned honorable mentions in the photography category.
The 2012 Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum will run until April 22.
This exhibition features work by art students in grades 9 through 12 from public and private schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Developed by museum educators, who work in partnership with art instructors from participating schools, it is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to show their artwork in an art museum.
This year, 48 public and private schools submitted students' work for Long Island's Best. More than 300 student entries were received and Curator Lisa Chalif selected 81 for display in the galleries.