The Spirit of Huntington Art Center and the South Huntington school district once again had an amazing time collaborating with the Heckscher Museum to produce a wonderful show displaying the children’s artwork for the conclusion of our 10-week art class. Session 2 is now underway and we are looking forward to our next upcoming show!
Our holiday party had a wonderful turnout of students, parents, teachers, friends and many more special guests! We enjoyed tree decorating art projects, dancing with Con to the oldies, and a special viewing of Erich’s train display. Erich also presented a painting to a young recent fallen Army hero and then honored Mr. Martenelli with a Color Guard Flag Ceremony, courtesy of the Patriot Guard. Thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us!
You asked, we listened….
We are so thrilled to once again be partnering with Noah’s Ark Nursery School to bring you a new class for our youngest students, ages 3 – 10 (ish!). All are welcomed!!! Come early, hang out with us on the playground, and we’ll start class at 4:00 in the KE classroom. Extend the fun we had at camp now on a weekly basis! Come join us for our “Artists Come Alive” class, a snack, and even some time outside. We are located right next to Washington Drive Primary School, so come on over after school and have some fun!
Every Wednesday after school 4:00 – 5:00
30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY
$25 includes snack and supplies
No RSVP necessary!
Erich Preis is not only a gifted artist but he is also a Local 338 member. He has been honored with a prestigious Labor Press Award and we are so very proud of him for all the work he has done for the Spirit of Huntington Art Center. Click on the link below to read more about his most recent honor.
This past Thursday celebrated the artwork of our talented founder, Erich Preis. The extensive collection of paintings and sculptures created by Erich represent his lifelong journey in which he struggled, and conquered, Autism. Our opening party showcasing Erich’s exhibit marked a beautiful evening full of love, family & friends, and a heartfelt speech by Erich dedicating the show to our beloved departed friend and sculpture teacher, LT Cherokee. Stop in to the art center, at 2 Melville Rd. N, Huntington Station, NY 11746, to experience Erich’s “Images of Storm” Reflection of Autism exhibit while it’s displayed for the next several weeks!
Our five-month long Artist’s Come Alive program, teaching the children of the South Huntington school district, came to an emotional close last week with an imaginative class and art show that we developed in conjunction with the Heckscher Museum. Parents were moved as they eagerly toured the museum, which displayed their children’s favorite pieces of artwork that they had created throughout their time with us. The program and show was wonderful, and we are excited to continuing collaborating with the district as well as the museum! Special thanks to South Huntington’s Dr. Bernardo, Superintendent, and Mr. Centamore, Assistant Superintendent, as well as The Heckscher Museum of Arts’ Michael Schantz, Executive Director and CEO, and Joy Weiner, Director of Education and Public Programs.
The 2014 art auction was a great success on so many levels. Not only did we raise money, but more importantly, the fundraiser gave our students a place to feel proud of their work going on display and being auctioned. Thank you to our sponsors: MarineMax Boats, New Media Marketing, Valiant Workforce Management Solutions, Wharton Price Realty, Kalmar Family Dentistry, and Mark Wittenberg Architect, as well as the whole community that came out to show us love and support!