NHS Students Create Peaceful Outlets for Painful Memories

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Students in Northport High School’s fashion club recently created a large art panel dedicated to the Parkland High School victims. The panel, entitled “Flowers of Love”, consists of 17 beautiful interconnected felt flowers to represent the innocent lives lost.

The students employed the Nuno Felting technique which uses wool and silk woven together. This technique was taught to them by local textile artist Oksana Danzinger, who volunteered earlier in the school year to teach the students.

“Through the process of creating a beautiful piece of art students find a peaceful outlet for painful memories of this most tragic event,” said art teacher and club facilitator Mrs. O'Neill-Gonzalez.

On Feb. 4, students presented their work at the Northport Public Library. Additionally, the high school tour choir and IB dance students dedicated a performance to the victims of the tragedy.

“This project is also adding to our effort to create a community event where young people can openly, and in a positive way, discuss issues of their generation,” said Mrs. O’Neill-Gonzalez.

This project was made possible with funds from the New York state Council on the Arts, and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.