Watermill, NY - May 3, 2016 - Four William Floyd High School students – senior Alexander Corcia and three juniors Victoria Lentz, Anna Romero and Jameica Wright – were recently honored at the Parrish Art Museum 2016 Student Art Exhibition for their outstanding work. These students were selected from more than 150 high school students in Suffolk County by Neill Slaughter, a professor of Visual Art at Long Island University, C.W. Post campus.
Alexander Corcia was one of only 23 seniors to receive an “Award of Excellence” for his self-portrait, “Transformation” in graphite in the “Drawing and Illustration” category. Victoria Lentz, Anna Romero and Jameica Wright received three of the nine “Ones to Watch” awards given to underclassmen. Victoria Lentz was honored for her work “Life After Death” created in charcoal; Anna Romero was recognized for her work “Hidden Truth,” done in charcoal and conte on tan paper; and finally Jameica Wright was lauded for her drawing entitled “Winners’ Cup.”
“In the best art there is a transcendence, whereby the viewer is emotionally moved or taken to another place by the artist's interpretation,” said Professor Slaughter, a practicing artist and 37-year professor who has been the judge at several Student Exhibitions.
Congratulations to the students on this amazing accomplishment, as well as their art teachers, Erika Licausi and Theresa Bianco!
About the Student Exhibition
The Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish Art Museum, was on display for one month earlier this year and featured the work of more than 1,000 young artists from public, private, parochial, and home schools on eastern Long Island. Participants in the Student Exhibition explore many traditional and non-traditional approaches to art making. Working with their art teachers and through art clubs in schools from Centereach to East Hampton and the North Fork, the students demonstrate enthusiasm and skill in diverse media including painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, mixed media, printmaking, and photography.