It’s a spooky time of year and eight Huntington High School students have work on display in the Huntington Arts Council’s Nightmare on Main Street exhibit.
Huntington artists David Freda, Katherine Hajny, Michael Lonergan, Elmer Martinez, Justin Martinolich, Taylor Moreno, Meelod Wafajow and Aaron Feltman are all exhibiting exceptional pieces in the show, which runs through November 5 at the Main Street Petite Gallery at 213 Main Street in Huntington village.
Huntington High School computer graphics teacher Kasmira Mohanty said she is “excited” to have had so many of her student-artists selected to participate in the annual exhibit. The show was open to all student artists across Long Island. The pieces on display were selected by Huntington Arts Council officials.
The exhibit will be juried by Tonito Valderrama, “an international exhibiting environmental artist and educator who taught at C.W. Post’s Hillwood Art Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art and in school districts throughout Long Island,” according to the Huntington Arts Council.
The exhibit’s opening reception will be held tomorrow (Friday, November 1) from 6-8 p.m. The artists will be available to discuss their work. The gallery will be open Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 1-4 p.m.; Monday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ms. Mohanty has developed Huntington High School’s computer graphics program into a model for districts across the country. She earned an associate’s degree in photography at Fashion Institute of Technology and obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at SUNY College at Purchase and a master’s degree in education at Dowling College.
Huntington’s computer graphics students now routinely capture top awards at local, regional and even national art competitions.