Elementary Artists in the Spotlight

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Students from all four Long Beach elementary school buildings currently have their work displayed in the LBNY Arts Council's “Art in the Lobby” exhibit at City Hall. This showcase will run until March 5. 

Aubrey Abramson, Matt Macedo, Cate Abramson, Vito Justiano, Anthony Caruso, Samantha Bloom and Priscilla DiCocco are the featured artists from East. Those from Lido are Ian Olivo, Anna McCarthy, Molly Abrams, Madox Cain, Jaymes Lind, Sidney Avila Medina, Micah Schwartz and Summer Wojcieski. Emily Hoftmann, Giada Napolitano, Jane Rohrmier, Anthony DeNardo, Ryan Ricardo and Colby Shapiro are representing Lindell, while artwork by Analise MacKittrick, Vivian Schutta, Aran Burke, Brooke Burke, Luke Hupe and Scarlet Marshall is featured from West. 

This is the first ever student showcase presented by the Arts Council, and work is based on a “What is Love?” theme. Under the guidance of teacher Denise Collins, students at West and Lindell based their projects on Mexican Folk Art and incorporated “Love is” statements into their pieces. Other students at Lindell expressed what love means to them through art under the direction of teacher Hudson Georges. In Stephanie Meyer’s classes at Lido and East, first and second grade artists were inspired by the talent of Jim Dine, while fourth and fifth graders were influenced by the Op Art Movement. 

Congratulations to these students and their teachers!