LB students’ art and photography takes the spotlight

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L-R: Sunset Shadow by Erin Brown, July Fourth by Kaitlyn Murphy, Girl in the Rain by Jovanna Vicente, Security Blanket by Madison Murray.
L-R: Sunset Shadow by Erin Brown, July Fourth by Kaitlyn Murphy, Girl in the Rain by Jovanna Vicente, Security Blanket by Madison Murray.
Each spring, the Long Beach Public Schools celebrate numerous achievements in the department of media, visual and performing arts. Students recently earned several distinctions and opportunities to showcase their talents, dedication and creativity.

Long Beach High School’s photography students won four out of six honors at the Long Island Arts Council's High School competition. Erin Brown received a first place award for her entry, Sunset Shadow; Kaitlyn Murphy placed second for her photo, July Fourth; and Jovanna Vicente and Madison Murray were exhibitors for their respective pieces, Girl in the Rain and Security Blanket

Jovanna also won a second place award in the national Photographic Society of America competition. Her photo, Rizal Boulevard, was submitted in the photojournalism category after placing in the Photographic Federation of Long Island contest earlier this season.

Students from East, Lido, Lindell and West elementary schools, Long Beach Middle School and Long Beach High School all had their work on display during the districtwide Art Show, held on May 12 and 13. This annual event was held in the high school’s upper and lower commons areas and provided opportunities for students, staff, family members and other guests to view a gallery filled with artistic creations that were developed during the 2016-17 school year. Students learn a variety of techniques in their art classes and an assortment of mediums and inspirations were featured. Ranging from photographs to paintings, from sketches to sculptures, the designs demonstrated extraordinary skills, bright visions and unique levels of originality.