W.T. Clarke Artists Create Coloring Books For NUMC
Members of the W.T. Clarke High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) illustrated coloring books for patients in the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) Pediatric Unit.
NAHS members collaborated after school to draw, organize and assemble images for 200 coloring books. This year’s theme for the project, which is undertaken annually by the NAHS, was seasons and nature, inspiring contour-lined drawings of landscapes, marine life and other animals.
Each coloring book will be accompanied by a new box of crayons, donated through the NAHS’s crayon drive that is running in February. After the drive is complete, NAHS members will visit NUMC in March to distribute the coloring books and crayons to pediatric patients and their young family members.
“Our members were very excited to create the drawings for this year’s coloring book,” explained art teacher and NAHS advisor Jane Pawlowski. “We hope our coloring books will ease the hospital experience for the children in the hospital.”
Caitlyn Herlihy, a junior at East Meadow HS, is the overall winner of this year's Congressional Art Competition - An Artistic Discovery. Caitlyn's photograph will be exhibited in Washington, D.C. by the Architect of the Capitol in the pedestrian tunnel, the most-traveled corridor between the Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building, for the entire year: June 2016 to May 2017.
Shown above: Senator Kemp Hannon with W. T. Clarke HS student Rachel Hess, holding her photograph awarded Best in Show.
Shown above: Art teacher Ms. Dentrone and Senator Kemp Hannon with W. T. Clarke HS student Victoria Cast, holding her photograph awarded 2nd place in the Nature category.
Sixteen EMHS students traveled to Saratoga, NY on April 21, 2016 with Ms. Greenberg for the Olympics of the Visual Arts competition. Congratulations on winning 3rd Place in Photography!
Congratulations to the following finalists and winners in Senator Kemp Hannon's 2016 "Best in Town" Photo Contest:
East Meadow High School
W.T. Clarke High School
The Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) is a voluntary non-profit organization of camera clubs from Nassau, Suffolk, and NYC dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of photography. PFLI is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), a worldwide organization for anyone with an interest in photography. Founded in 1934, the society is for casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers. The following students have been recognized by the Photographic Federation of Long Island as 2016 Youth Showcase winners:
East Meadow High School
Michael Hartcorn - 3rd Place Digital Photographer's choice Monochrome for "St. Paul's Cathedral"
Jackson Himonidis - 2nd Place Digitial Photographer's Choice for "The Duality of Light"
Megan Floody - 1st Place Digital 'Scapes for "Adirondack Sunset"
W.T. Clarke High School
Natalia Reyes - 2nd Place Digital Architecture for "Curvy Squares"
On Friday April 8th, 2016, members of the W.T. Clarke High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) visited the Nassau University Medical Center to deliver student-created coloring books and crayons to pediatric patients and their siblings. Each member of the NAHS contributed line drawings to create a 40 page coloring book, printed with the help of our district's printer, Stephanie Ploski. A crayon drive took place at the school, allowing the students to donate crayons along with 100 books to the hospital. The remainder of the books were left for future patients. It was wonderful to be able to bring smiles to children's faces during their time at the hospital.
These shoes were designed by the students in Mrs. Pawlowski's Advanced Studio Arts classes at W.T. Clarke H.S. as part of a contest for Vans Custom Culture. This is a national competition with more than 5,000 participating schools this year, all creating designs based on four themes: art; music; board sports; and local culture. All of the students worked on design ideas which were then voted on. The final designs were created and rendered by: Nicole Cast; Sophia Deras; Marissa Flaherty; Vanessa Goncalves; Ricardo Hernandez; Melissa Just; and Nicole Majewski. Although we were not in the final round for voting, it was a wonderful experience to create these shoe designs.
Pictured above is the Studio One class at WTCHS who went on a field trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art as part of the ArtPartners program on February 5th, 2015.
On February 27th, the WTCHS Advanced Studio Art classes will be going to the Tilles Center to see a performance of Alvin Ailey. They will also have professional dancers come into the classroom to model for the students the following week. This will be in preparation for a project based on the human body in movement. Both activities are part of the district-wide FC2 program.
The East Meadow School District's Fusing Culture and Curriculum (FC2) program is the recipient of a 2014-2015 Target Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grant. FC2 integrates the performing arts as a way to enhance the classroom curriculum. We bring visiting artists into the classroom and take field trips to various arts venues on Long Island and New York City. We have been emphasizing the arts as a way to increase student understanding in their classroom and to make connections with the Common Core Curriculum. This is the ninth year that the program has been implemented in our district. It initially started as a Partnership with the American Symphony Orchestra as an Empire State Partnership Grant and for the last four years has evolved into Fusing Culture and Curriculum. The program is overseen by Michael Blutman, our Visiting Artist Coordinator, and Jane Pawlowski, our Teacher Coordinator.
Students from East Meadow and Clarke High Schools traveled to Saratoga Springs, NY on April 23, 2013 for the Olympics of the Visual Arts, an exciting and challenging statewide Art competition. Advised by Art teachers, Joanna Greenberg and Shari Zimmerman, the groups found the experience to be an extremely valuable and inspiring one.
We are delighted to report that the EMHS Architecture Group (David Gomez, Jenissel Maldonado, Camila Merchan and Alvin Sumgicay) won first place and were also recognized as Most Creative in their category. The EMHS Photography Group (Michelle Karwowski and Anjelica Weber) made us very proud by placing first in their category as well. The EMHS Painting Group (Emily Gasparek, Vicky Lawoo, Annie Manley and Emily Mendelson) were also honored with Most Creative in their category. The EMHS Drawing Group (Francesca Adams, Alex DeGeorge, Rheba Sam, Tiffany Tang and Nancy Zhou) and the Clarke HS Fashion Group (Suzanne Tillwitz, Nicole Callaghan, Monica Kwon, Allison Colantuono, Rita Rozen, Allison Muller, Haley Zirkle and Farima Ristimi) worked very hard and presented beautiful work at the competition as well.
Olympics of the Visual Arts was founded by the New York State Art Teachers Association, which views the visual arts as a discipline equal to other disciplines that challenge and stimulate our youth, and believes that creativity and creative problem solving in the visual arts is vital to a full and enriched life in our technological and scientific society. All entrants are required to exhibit a portfolio with their long-term solutions, providing evidence of how they used historical references, examples of problem solving, working sketches, and reflections.
Over 30 school districts from across New York State participated in the event. All of our students have been working hard on their projects since October and have made East Meadow very proud by responsibly and creatively representing their schools!
Congratulations to Sonya Martell on winning the Award of Excellence in the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition - An Artistic Discovery. Sonya attended the National Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-First Anual Congressional Art Competition, the Reception and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on June 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Students from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School traveled to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on May 2, 2012 for the Olympics of the Visual Arts, an exciting and challenging statewide competition. Chaperoned by their advisors, Joanna Greenberg and Shari Zimmerman and art teachers DanielleSessa and James Parisi, the group found the experience to be an extremely valuable and inspiring one.
Olympics of the Visual Arts was founded by the New York State Art Teachers Association, which views the visual arts as a discipline equal to other disciplines that challenge and stimulate our youth, and believes that creativity and creative problem solving in the visual arts is vital to a full and enriched life in our technological and scientific society.
All entrants are required to exhibit a portfolio with their long-term solutions, providing evidence on how they used historical references,examples of problem-solving, working sketches, and reflections. Students are also asked to complete a spontaneous problem, which they created while at the competition. Over 30 school districts from across New York State participated in the event.
East Meadow High School had five teams participating and Clarke had two. These students have been working hard on their projects since October and made East Meadow proud by responsibly and creatively representing their school. This year they participated in the Illustration, Painting, Drawing, Fashion, Architecture, Sculpture and Industrial Design groups.
In conjunction with the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference taking place in New York City from March 1 through March 4, 2012, Artsonia, an online art museum of student work, will be setting up a Big Screen Display of 500 works of art from students around the country. We are pleased to announce that , Alexa Cimaglia, an AP Studio Art student of Jane Pawlowski's at W.T. Clarke High School will have an oil painting she did as part of her AP portfolio in this slideshow. Anyone in the city on Friday March 2nd or Saturday March 3rd at 5:26 p.m. should take the opportunity to go to the Big Screen Plaza at 851 Avenue of the Americas (between 29th and 30th Street) to see her art. Hers will be #76 in the slideshow.
Six Advanced Placement Studio Art students, Mira Awad, Emma Conway and Hannah Meyer from East Meadow High School and Erika Barello, Alexa Cimaglia and Laura Erwin from W.T. Clarke High School, will have their artwork displayed at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery from January 14, 2012 through February 5, 2012. A reception will be held on January15th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The annual Go “APE” Exhibition features over 100 student entries from high schools throughout Long Island.
Advanced Studio Art students at W.T. Clarke High School had the opportunity to go to the Art League of Long Island as part of the Schools Partnering with the Arts program. This gave the students the opportunity to work with a professional artist’s model in a 3 hour drawing workshop under the guidance of fine artist Nanette Fluhr.
The workshop was conducted similar to a college drawing course giving the students the opportunity to warm up with short poses (see Kelly Louie’s work) and build up to a longer pose under the guidance and instruction from Ms. Fluhr.
Artists throughout history have always studied the human figure to help in their observational drawing skills. This workshop gave our high school students this experience as well as an increased knowledge of human proportions and structure. The students overwhelmingly enjoy this trip and gain a lot of knowledge while drawing the figure.
Advanced Visions 8 Exhibition
Two East Meadow High School art students, Danielle Bobetsky and Mehjabeen Pirmohamed, will have their artwork displayed at the Hillwood Student Art Gallery at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University from December 20, 2011 through January 25, 2012. A reception to honor the student artists will take place on Wednesday, January 25th, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Advanced Visions Exhibition features the work of high school artists of excellence from both Nassau and Suffolk County.
Art students from both East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School participated in the annual Photography Contest for Young People sponsored by the East Meadow Public Library. The following winners are congratulated on their outstanding achievement:
1st place- Brittany Zajack, EMHS
2nd place- John Aveni, EMHS
3rd place- Stephanie Costa, CHS
East Meadow High School: Danielle Bobetsky, Samantha Corbett, Amanda Giordano, Amanda Goodman, Esther Hering, Laurie Klewicki, Alana Mancini, Samantha McCaffery, Mehjabeen Pirmohamed and Kevin Ruano
W.T. Clarke High School: Amanda Alborano, Erika Barello, Lacey Normile and Jacqueline Rosenking
On Wednesday May 11th 2011, East Meadow High School held its 1st Annual Senior Art Show. The event took place in the B wing of the school, also known as the art hallway. Twenty senior art students exhibited work from various classes that they had taken over the past four years. Each student volunteered and dedicated time in order to prepare for their group show. The art students created a logo, designed T-shirts, and prepared their displays. All teachers were invited to bring their classes to the exhibit. A strong turnout of both teachers and students supported our event. Senior artists explained their work and art journey to the students, faculty, and staff, which encouraged everyone to explore the field of art. We hope to continue this tradition next year and for many years to come.
Tilles Center Student Art Exhibition
Twenty-nine students, in grades one through twelve, have their artwork on display in the Patron’s Lounge at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit opened on April 15th and will remain open through May 15th. A reception to honor the student artists was held on May 4th. The artwork on display features a variety of media including acrylic paint, collage, colored pencil and digital photography. Congratulations to all of our talented, young artists!
Photographic Federation of Long Island High School Photography Competition
Samantha Luchan, a junior in Mrs. Kolbasuk’s Photo 2 class at East Meadow High School, won third place in the Photographer’s Choice category for her photograph entitled “Gephyrophobia”. Samantha’s winning entry will be featured in the Photographic Society of America’s Annual Youth Showcase this fall.
A new exhibition, Sensorship, was created in the School Store Gallery at W.T. Clarke High School. The exhibition featured the artwork of seven students from the REACH program, and was developed, directed and coordinated by teacher, Shari Zimmerman and her son, Drew Zimmerman.
Sensorship was an interactive exhibit where one recreated the sensory experiences of those that differ from the average viewer’s. The show included seven stations, each representing a different student’s art, as well as a unique viewer sensation. The stations were made to be interactive and included art reflected in a mirror, kinetic mobiles hung from the ceiling and an abstract, enlarged and minimized to be viewed through the use of a microscope (entitled Micro-Macro). The artwork itself drew inspiration from sumi-e brush paintings of landscapes, with an intensity that focused on movement and saturated colors. A reception was held on Monday, March 28th, which included family and friends of the artists, as well as faculty and administration. The show ran from March 28th until April 8th.
Congratulations to Christopher Acevedo, Nabeel Hasan, Dominick Intrieri, Drew Rubenstein, Devin Schimerman, Shelby Soodek, and Steven Weber on their creativity!
On Wednesday, March 30th, students from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School, under the leadership of Miss Joanna Greenberg and Mrs. Shari Zimmerman, participated in the annual Olympics of the Visual Arts competition held in Saratoga Springs, NY. The students competed throughout the day in a variety of visual categories including Architecture, Fashion Design, Game Board Design, Illustration, Painting and Sculpture.
The Game Board Design team from East Meadow High School was awarded third place in the High School division.
Congratulations on a job well done!
The 2011 Nassau All-County Art Exhibition took place on Sunday, March 20th, from 12 noon to 4:00pm at Adelphi University. Seventy-two students from all nine schools in the East Meadow School District had their works displayed.
There was a senior scholarship awards ceremony prior to the opening of the exhibit, in the Ruth S. Harley University Center at Adelphi University at 11:00am. The scholarship recipients from the East Meadow School District are Kathryna Gonzalez at W.T. Clarke High School and Kaitlyn Firehock from East Meadow High School.
Long Island Art Teachers Association “Art in Heart” Exhibit
Mrs. Cheryl Safren, art teacher at Bowling Green Elementary School, has artwork from three students displayed at the “Art in Heart” Exhibition, celebrating Youth Art Month, at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville. The exhibit will take place from March 7th through April 8th from 10am until 2pm weekdays. Sunday, March 27th, viewing takes place from 1pm until 3pm. On Sunday, March 27th, from 1pm until 3pm and on Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and April 10th from 9am until 4pm. The students are Skyler Caruso (Grade 5), Sean Russell (Grade 4) and Cassandra Cascone (Grade 1).
Amanda Giordano and Amanda Goodman, East Meadow High School students, had their artwork displayed at the New York State Art Teachers Association Legislative Exhibit in the Legislative Office Building “Well” Area in Albany, New York, from February 28th through March 4, 2011. The opening reception took place on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.
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