Gallery Greatness for Two HS Artists


Outstanding works by Kristianna Schlosser and Kara Tejada, both Advanced Placement art students at the high school, were selected for the LIU Post “Advanced Visions 12: High School Artists of Excellence” show.

Schlosser’s photograph “Abandoned Wonderland” and Tejada’s drawing “Skewed Self Portrait” will be shown at this juried exhibition at the Student Art League gallery, now located in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library at Post. The exhibition began on Dec. 15 and will run until Jan. 27, when Schlosser and Tejada will be honored at a Post artists’ reception.

“I am excited and proud of Kara,” said Dan Figliozzi, who teaches AP drawing at East Islip. “She has continually impressed me with her highly saturated portraits. I am happy to know that her work will reach a larger audience by being featured in this show. I’m also excited to see how her work will evolve this year, through the development of her concentration section of the AP drawing exam.”

Heather Toomey, who teaches AP 2D design, said, “Kristianna has been a photography student for three years, and is talented and skilled with Photoshop manipulations. It is an honor to be exhibited in a gallery and I am so proud of her for her continued accomplishments in photography.”