For Lauren Simon, an eleventh grader at Oceanside High School, “Colors of Long Island refers to Long Island’s bountiful agriculture.
Her digital photograph titled “Locally Grown,” is one of more than 300 works that will be on display in the “Colors of Long Island: Student Expressions” exhibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook from now through April 28, 2013. Visitors will have a chance to meet Lauren and other talented young artists at a reception on April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Art teachers in grades K through 12 from across Long Island were invited to submit up to three pieces of student artwork for this annual exhibition. The theme, “Colors of Long Island,” allows for many creative interpretations. While some students have looked to objects around them for inspiration, others have portrayed the theme differently by focusing on the cultural diversity that makes Long Island so colorful. The varying interpretations of this theme are portrayed through various media, including watercolor, sculptures, quilts, drawings, oil pastels, photographs and computer graphics.
Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to American history and art as it relates to Long Island. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.