HS Artists Showcased at Library

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Artwork from more than three dozen high school students from photography, electronic illustration and studio in art classes was recently showcased at the East Islip Public Library's Bohlsen Gallery. The event was curated by National Art Honor Society student Michael Kilbourne.

Dr. Deborah Smith, principal of the district’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School, initiated the partnership with the library and attended the opening along with John Dolan, the district’s superintendent of schools; Assistant Superintendent Paul Manzo, the assistant superintendent for instruction and personnel; and Dr. Robert J. Wottawa II, the district’s director of art, ENL, music and world languages.

“It was my first time being shown in a gallery and it was nice to have my family there,” said student Steven Brown. “This is a huge step for me and my future.”

“It was an honor to be chosen, and it was exciting to see the great work other students contributed to the show,” said student Thomas Tricoukes.

“It was our first year at the library gallery and it was a great night of beautiful artwork for our students and their families,” said teacher Joy Taylor.

“The library has such a beautiful space and it was such a wonderful opportunity to showcase student artwork,” said teacher Heather Toomey. “They are all so talented.”