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Kennedy Students Selected for Juried Art Exhibition

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John F. Kennedy High School artists Sean Mascaro and Michael Papazis were chosen for the prestigious annual Heckscher Museum's Long Island's Best exhibition.

Both are featured in Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum, which is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to show their work in a museum.

Along with the honor of being chosen for the exhibit, Mascaro received the Renzo & Lynette Bianchi Scholarship Award and a Huntington Fine Arts Honorable Mention for his sculpture "Visual Deception.”

Mascaro’s art teacher is Carissa Roche and Papazis’ is Vanessa Albaneze.

“We are so proud of the extraordinary work by these young artists,” said Cheryl Fontana, the district’s Director of the Fine & Performing Arts. “It’s always wonderful to see our young artists being recognized for their work. Being selected to this prestigious exhibit not only highlights their incredible talent but also their commitment and dedication to art. We are truly proud of Sean and Michael for this accomplishment.”

Students were challenged to create works of art inspired by a piece they viewed at the museum. The museum chose 79 students this year from 399 entries from 55 high schools.

The show runs through May 29. The entire exhibition online,

Date Added: 5/12/2022

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