Northport High School student and IB Visual Artist Olivia DeFeo received an honorable mention at the Huntington Arts Council High Arts Showcase XVII for her piece titled “Grandpa John.” This visual art exhibition is part of the JOURNEY Arts in Education Program, and Olivia is one of only five students awarded an honorable mention.
Olivia’s piece, which will be displayed in the Huntington gallery until April 10th, depicts her grandfather who passed away during the pandemic. When describing her piece to the Huntington Arts Council, Olivia described it as “a quintessential representation of an Italian-American man living in Brooklyn, standing on his front stoop smoking a cigar with
the American flag blowing in the breeze next to him.”
Other artists from Northport in this exhibit are Emma Martensen, Justine Abarca, Ethan Koenig, Olivia Jaworski, Gabriella Liberatiscioli and Lindsey Papasian. Northport High School Art Teacher Constance Slogatt Wolf stated “Each of these artists presented work of a thoughtful nature, masterfully executed.” Art teachers John DeRosa, Robin O’Neill Gonzales, Anthony Klinger Cooley and Constance Sloggatt Wolf supported the students through the process.