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H-ton Graphic Artists Golden in LI Media Arts Show

Aaron Feltman's artwork earned many awards.
Aaron Feltman's artwork earned many awards.

Five talented Huntington High School graphic artists won a total of eight Best in Show Awards and 13 honorable mention citations in an impressive performance at the Long Island Media Arts Show at Five Towns College in Dix Hills.

Aaron Feltman (three Best in Show and three honorable mentions), Ekaterina Koulakova (three Best in Show and two honorable mentions), Justin Meyer (one Best in Show and two honorable mentions), Kathryn Hajny (one Best in Show and four honorable mentions) and Taylor Moreno (two honorable mentions) earned rave reviews from the judges at the show that annually attracts top high school artists in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The teenagers are students in teacher Kasmira Mohanty’s class.

“I’m so proud of all my students who attended,” Ms. Mohanty said. “It’s a wonderful event where students can show a variety of their work and interact with other student artists.”

Huntington’s award winning graphic artists were understandably proud of their accomplishments and appeared to take delight in participating in the recent show and discussing their work with judges, fellow students and the hundreds of people that attended the elite event.

Questions and Answers with Huntington’s Graphics Artists

Q: What was your favorite part about attending the Long Island Media Arts Show?

Aaron Feltman: “I liked hearing what a variety of people thought of my work, especially how other students my age viewed it.”

Q: Was it beneficial to have the opportunity to view other students work?

Aaron Feltman: “Yes, it was beneficial because I was able to get inspiration for future work and see many different styles and different interpretations of computer graphics in other students’ works.”

Q: What would you like to incorporate into your artwork in the future based upon your experience at the show?

Aaron Feltman: “While at the show I saw many other students had projects based on packaging or magazine cover which I think could be interesting to try in the future.”

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Q: What was your favorite part about attending the Long Island Media Arts Show?  

Ekaterina Koulakova: “I enjoyed listening to the criticism that the judges presented me with.”

Q: Was it beneficial to have the opportunity to view other students work?

Ekaterina Koulakova: “Yes, because I understood the skill that my school was competing with and gathered ideas for future projects I could complete.”

Q: What would you like to incorporate into your artwork in the future based upon your experience at the show?

Ekaterina Koulakova: “I would like to complete more advertising pieces.”

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Q: What was your favorite part about attending the Long Island Media Arts Show?

Justin Meyer: “My favorite part of the show was when we got the opportunity to look at everyone’s work. The pictures were very inspiring and gave me new ideas as to what we can do in computer graphics.”

Q: Was it beneficial to have the opportunity to view other students work?

Justin Meyer: “Yes, they gave me new ideas and inspired and exposed me to new programs.”

Q: What would you like to incorporate into your artwork in the future based upon your experience at the show?

Justin Meyer: “I would like to incorporate more abstract ideas as well as objects in my future artwork.”

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Q: What was your favorite part about attending the Long Island Media Arts Show?

Kathryn Hajny: “My favorite part of going to the media arts show was getting to see other students’ work and talking to them about it and how they did it; also seeing what the judges say about my work and how to improve.”

Q: Was it beneficial to have the opportunity to view other students work?

Kathryn Hajny: “Yes it helped me to see new techniques and be able to see where I am at.”

Q: What would you like to incorporate into your artwork in the future based upon your experience at the show?

Kathryn Hajny: “I would like to incorporate more of my own style in my artwork.”

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Q: What was your favorite part about attending the Long Island Media Arts Show?

Taylor Moreno: “I loved being able to walk around and observe other people’s work in computer graphics, photography, and even video.”

Q: Was it beneficial to have the opportunity to view other students work?

Taylor Moreno: “It definitely was beneficial because being able to see other students work and having the chance to ask questions as to how they created the piece.”

Q: What would you like to incorporate into your artwork in the future based upon your experience at the show?

Taylor Moreno: “I would like to add more hand-rendered elements because the pieces that spoke out to people were the ones that I had drawn sections of and I plan to add more of that element into my future works.”

 

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