Three William Floyd High School seniors, Emily Barros, Lorraine Wimpelberg and Vicky Jiang were recently honored at the Parrish Art Museum 2019 Student Art Exhibition for their outstanding work. These students were selected from more than 150 high school students in Suffolk County by Neill Slaughter, a professor of Visual Art at Long Island University, C.W. Post campus. Along with the work of Emily, Lorraine and Vicky, seven other students were selected to have their artwork exhibited throughout the month of March at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermioll.
Emily received the “Award of Excellence” for her acrylic painting called “Two of a Different Kind.” Professor Slaughter described the painting as a “rather complex composition comprised of an eclectic array of still-life objects, with a consistent stylization apparent in how objects were drawn/painted.”
Lorraine received “Honorable Mention” for her pastel on wood piece titled “Build the Life of a Shelter Dog,” which was described by Professor Slaughter as “A strong graphic impact in which the dog Wrigley prominently asserts its presence, in part due to the forced perspective of having the dogs head larger than the body, but also the fact that it is isolated being surrounded by training profile papers.”
Vicky also won “Honorable Mention” and was recognized for her use of pastel on her piece titled “A Blooming Adventure.” Her piece was described as “An unusual perspective that is visually compelling, coupled with sensitive shading indicating a thoroughly considered composition.” Both Vicky and Lorraine were also recognized by the successful group of artists from the “Art Spirit Foundation.”
Congratulations to the students on these amazing accomplishments!