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Art to be exhibited this fall

Students get ready to stroke your brushes, mold your clay and snap pictures as your artwork will be exhibited in the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook this November.
Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings, the annual student art exhibit, “Colors of Long Island” will display Long Island’s landscapes and cultural diversity through the eyes of young artists in grades kindergarten through 12. The theme will be depicted through paintings, sculptures, quilts, drawings, photographs and computer generated pieces of work to name a few.
“Supporting education at every level, including creative expression through the arts, is an important goal for us,” said Astoria Federal Savings’ senior vice president and director of marketing Brian Edwards. “Seeing how children from throughout Long Island interpret the theme in their own special way will be interesting, rewarding and fun for all of us.”
Art teachers from public and private schools are encouraged to submit three pieces of student artwork for the exhibition.
“Some [students] choose to address Long Island landscape and the literal colors of Long Island and while others address cultural diversity,” said Julie Diamond, director of communications at The Long Island Museum. “We depend a lot on the art teachers to find students a project that illustrates color and that [students] can interpret it in their own way.”
This year the Colors of Long Island exhibition will start on November 18 and end December 31. The museum is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $9 for adults, $7 seniors, $4 for students aged six to 17 and free for children under six. For more information and to enroll in the exhibition contact 631-751-0066 or visit www.longislandmuseum.org.
“It’s been a very successful program in the past and we had about 100 schools with more than 200 pieces submitted,” said Diamond. “The reception was so crowded that we had to separate them into two: one for Nassau County and the second for Suffolk. There were around 700 people for each reception. It was great.”

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