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26 Farmingdale Student-Artists Selected for Tilles Center Exhibition

Twenty-six pieces of artwork by seventh and eighth grade student-artists at Weldon E. Howitt Middle School went on display this week at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. The pieces were selected from the classrooms of art teachers Barbara Ginexi-Waters, Alicia Byers, Jamie Capasso, and Lisa Gramarossa.

The Tilles Center student-artist exhibit runs from October through June, with a four-to-six week rotation of artwork from different districts. It’s on display in the Patron’s Lounge, where audience members typically gather on their way in to see a performance. The Farmingdale School District pieces will be on display through February 24, 2019. The work features contour line drawing and black and while self-portraits. 

“It was a great experience for students to have their work on display at a university,” said art teacher Barbara Ginexi-Waters. “It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet with the parents of our students to talk about the art pathways available to them as they move on to Farmingdale High School.”

This is the first year Farmingdale has participated in the exhibition. All students, friends, and family were invited to attend an opening reception—held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5pm in the Patron’s Lounge.