LB Artists on Display

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Long Beach artists are showcasing and fine-tuning their talents in the community and region through various exhibits, events and contests. 

IB Art students Arielle Nason, Jhana Prue and Robin Xiao had their work displayed in the Go APE Art Show at the Art League of Long Island. This show features pieces by Advanced Placement and IB Art students only. Photographs by Zoe Peebles and Kirsten St. Aubin are currently part of the Long Island Museum “Colors of Long Island Show.” The district also submitted 24 pieces for consideration in this year’s Long Island’s Best Young Artists exhibition at the Heckscher Museum. 

The weekend of March 7 featured an artist’s reception for the 5th Annual Youth Art Month Show at the Magnolia Senior Center. In recognition of Youth Art Month, the Long Beach Public Schools hang a K-12 Art Show at the Senior Center each year. There is work on display from 70 students across the district’s buildings and the poster features a painting by Lido second grader Gavin Tiu. 

A mural of ceramic artwork created by Long Beach Middle School eighth grade art students in Scott Knyper’s class is featured in the nationally distributed Nasco Education catalog. Scott and his students participated in Nasco’s “Gray Clay-What Do You See? Challenge” at the beginning of the school year. They created a collaborative ceramic mural inspired by Hokusai’s prints of Mount Fuji and felt that the waves featured in the prints represented our waves here in Long Beach. 

Director of Media, Visual and Performing Arts Julia Lang-Shapiro recently worked with the IB Visual Arts students in Eric Fox’s classes at Long Beach High School. She presented information from a workshop titled “Discovering Your Own Visual Language,” and helped students define their own visual language and translate that into their imagery for their monotypes. Each student completed three pieces for their portfolio.