South High Artists Featured In Long Island’s Best Exhibit

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South High students Sophia Liu and Sheena Wang are pictured with art teacher Megan Cashman, standing in front of their artwork on exhibit at the Heckscher Museum. (Contributed photo)

Artwork submissions from South High School students Sophia Liu and Sheena Wang have been selected for exhibit in the highly competitive Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum. Sophia and Sheena created their artwork in the College Advanced Art class taught by South High art teacher Megan Cashman.
The College Advanced Art classes visited The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington and were tasked with selecting a piece on view and making a composition in response to one work of art. The selected artwork for the Long Island’s Best exhibition was judged based on the combination of studio skills and the ability to compose an artist statement describing their work process from inception to resolution. The written component required students to visually analyze the source of inspiration for their artwork, decode an interpretation of the piece they were inspired by, and articulate a personal connection visually present in their own work.
Nearly 400 works of art were submitted from 55 high schools across Long Island for jurying in this year’s show. Sophia’s artwork, “Man and Woman and the People,” and Sheena’s artwork, “Bright Lights,” are among only 79 pieces selected for display in the exhibition. Submissions were adjudicated by Karli Wurzelbacher, Heckscher Museum Curator, and Emily Martin, guest juror and alumna of the Long Island’s Best show.
Long Island’s Best is on exhibit at the Heckscher Museum, 2 Prime Ave. in Huntington, through May 29. A virtual exhibit will be available starting on May 7 at https://www.heckscher.org/exhibitions/long-islands-best-young-artists-at-the-heckscher-museum-2022/
—Submitted by the Great Neck
Public School District

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