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SCALA Superstars at High School

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Four high school students – sophomore Kathryn Bingham and seniors Elaina Brzostek, Rae Peacock and Jamie Zieman – were recognized for their artistic talents, with six of their works selected by the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association for display at this year’s All-County SCALA/BACCA Art Show Exhibition.

The annual exhibition was open to high school students in grades 9-12, with a scholarship portion of the show aimed at seniors who are entering a collegiate art program in the fall. The show was presented at Old Town Hall in Babylon from Jan. 21 through Feb. 9, including an artists’ reception at Old Town Hall on Feb. 6.

Bingham was chosen for her work in mixed media and fashion illustration. “For this project, students were asked to create a costume design,” said fashion teacher Toniann Mannino. “Kathryn’s fashion illustration skills were showcased in this piece beautifully. Her original illustration and combination of materials came together for an overall impressive piece. I am very proud of her.”

“This was my first piece in a show and it meant a lot to me to have the honor of being exhibited,” said Zieman, who worked in digital photography. “My parents inspire me to do more and push myself, and they are the reason my hard work and inspiration has paid off.”

“As an AP 2D design student, Jamie has spent the past three years perfecting her photography and Photoshop manipulation skills in a variety of art courses offered here at the high school,” said teacher Heather Toomey. “Her dedication is evident in her work.”

Brzostek, a student of drawing teacher Daniel Figliozzi, was selected for her works in pen and ink, colored pencil and chalk pastel. “Being involved in the SCALA show was a great opportunity to see how other high school artists work,” she said. “I am very honored to have been nominated for the senior scholarship.”

Peacock’s pieces were in the field of electronic illustration and computer graphics. “This is my second year having Rae in electronic illustration,” said teacher Erin Jacob. “She continues to explore new digital techniques, seeks out fresh and innovative approaches and pushes herself outside of her comfort zone. The energy in Rae’s ‘Red Bowtie’ portrait is vibrant and electric, and I am very proud of all of her hard work.”

Wednesday, July 24, 2019