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Nightmare on Main Street Student Exhibition at Huntington’s Petite Gallery

Visit Main Street Petite Gallery from October 26 through November 5 to see “Nightmare on Main Street”

Long Island’s student talent will continue to shine (or in this case give off a ghostly glow) at the Huntington Arts Council’s “Nightmare on Main Street” juried student exhibition at the Main Street Petite Gallery.  Twenty-seven student artists have been selected as finalists and will have their work exhibited in this totally unique art gallery experience including a black lit gallery which celebrates Halloween and Day of the Dead.

This exciting show of hauntingly thrilling artwork is juried by noted Long Island educator and artist Dan Christoffel.  Asked about his impression of the work submitted, Dan responded “The level of artistic achievement and quality of the artwork presented by students across ages and mediums was impressive, reflecting both their innate creativity as well as the quality of guidance and inspiration they receive from their art teachers.”  During the opening reception on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 6-8 pm, Dan will award two Best in Show prizes of $50 each – one for the Senior Division (9-12th grades) and one for the Junior Division (K-8th grade).  The exhibit will run from October 26 – November 5th, with special hours on Halloween (9am-7pm) and Saturdays (2-5pm).  Please visit www.huntingtonarts.org or contact HAC at 631-271-8423 for more details.

About the Juror:  Dan Christoffel is a national and international exhibiting artist who has studied at the Art Students’ League, the National Academy, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz and LIU Post.  He is currently a board member of the Art League of Long Island, a member of the Bay Walk Nautical Arts Committee in Port Washington, a visiting artist at the Great Neck Arts Center and a guest lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  He is a past president of the Long Island Art Teachers Association and former curator for the Partnership for Cultural Development at the Chelsea Center in Muttontown.  He works in myriad media, including painting, sculpture, drawing and print making.  As inspiration, he draws on a grand history of portraits from the Romans to the present.  His recent works include sculptures of Theodore Roosevelt’s horses and more than 40 sketches and oil paintings of Abraham Lincoln.

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