Water Mill, NY, March 25, 2015 – Two William Floyd High School students – Karen Benitez and Stephanie Bondietti – had their artwork honored and displayed at the Parrish Art Museum’s 2015 Student Exhibition running throughout the month of March.
Adjudicated by Long Island University Professor Neill Slaughter, Professor of Fine Arts at the LIU Post School of Visual and Performing Arts, Karen Benitez won in the category “Mixed Media” for her work titled, “Metamorphosis,” which according to her art teacher, Theresa Bianco, demonstrates her growth as she gets ready to graduate and go on to college. “She combined several maps and charcoal material on a piece of wood to give the piece dimension,” she said.
Additionally, Stephanie Bondietti was selected to receive the “One to Watch” award for her painting, “Mother Nature,” which Mrs. Bianco describes as an “ambitious portrait depicting a young woman’s acceptance of her own beauty.”
Pictured from left to right are Stephanie Bondietti, Karen Benitez and William Floyd High School art teacher, Theresa Bianco.