Huntington Arts Council Presents Nightmare on Main Street Student Art Exhibit Oct. 27 - Nov. 5, 2016

The Huntington Arts Council announce Nightmare on Main, a Halloween inspired student art show, Juror Caitlyn Shea. The exhibit is on display from Oct. 27, through Nov. 5, 2016.

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Huntington, NY -  October 21, 2016 - The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce Nightmare on Main, a Halloween inspired student art show, Juror Caitlyn Shea. The exhibit is on display from October 27, through November 5, 2016

Celebrate Halloween and the achievement of the students who were accepted into the show at our costume party reception on Saturday, October 29th from 1-3pm at the Main Street Gallery. The prizes for Best in Show, $50 each for senior and junior divisions will be awarded as well as prizes for best costume. Juror Caitlyn Shea will be with us and talk about her impressions of the work and congratulate the students personally. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.
Nightmare on Main is a themed show. Students grades 6-12 were asked to submit original artwork reflecting their interpretation of Halloween, be it dark, light-hearted or just plain scary! 
"It was truly a pleasure reviewing all of the artwork submitted to Nightmare on Main Street.  I was incredibly impressed by the level of achievement present in each of the submissions; it actually seemed as if I was looking at college undergraduate portfolios.  I expected the submissions to be creepy, but they surpassed my expectations by also being so confrontative and exploring unexpected themes like alienation and isolation.  It was difficult selecting which works to include because every single entry was powerful in its own unique way!," said Caitlyn Shea.

Congratulations to those students who where accepted into the show: 

Lauren Landolfi, Jonelle Afurong, Sarah Astegher, Shiloh Benincasa, Rachel Berkowitz, Danielly Berrios, Summer Blitz, Julia Bretschneider, Elena Canas, Natasha Carbuccia, Alex Cartwright, Ben Conner, Eliana Davidoff, Lars Drace, Christian D'Sa, Julia Dzieciaszek, Sania Farooq, Katie Giambrone, Casey Goldstein, Michael Green, Vincent Guerrero, Ilyssa Halbreich, Michaela Hammer, Katrina Hanley, Cameron Matassa, Kallie McCarthy, Daniela Mendez, Noelle Pluschau, Bailey Rand, Noah Rebekah, Renee Rooney, Melissa Roy, Jack Ruthkowski, Olivia Sasso, Amanda Stark, Amanda Tobin, Alex Tonetti, Jessica Valme, Erica Vazquez, Teva Yaari, Steven Yeh and Sarah Young.            

Juror Caitlyn Shea loves all things scary, sinewy, and dark -- and has a special love for Francis Bacon paintings.  She is a visual artist specializing in large, fierce paintings.  While her palette explores upbeat color interactions, the loosely drawn, often chaotic figures leave a lasting impression of the sublime.  Shea continues to exhibit her work in galleries across the U.S. and has received multiple stipends to create public works that bring moments of wonder in N.Y. and beyond.  When she is not painting, Shea works as a co-producer for East End Arts JumpstART program and enjoys seeking out odd animals and insects as inspiration for new work.

Main Street Gallery
213 Main Street
Huntington NY 11743
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday Noon to 4pm

About Huntington Arts Council

Now celebrating its 54th Anniversary, the Huntington Arts Council is a legitimate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council's programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at The Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State." The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members. Programs are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Town of Huntington, the Suffolk County Department of Cultural Affairs, the County of Suffolk, corporations, foundations and individuals.