Join us for the Spirit of Art Auction 2019!

Join us as we come together in support of children with special needs and Veterans for a prestigious art auction at the beautiful Chateau at Coindre Hall. The private collection from Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County and the Arin Ross Art Auctions, will share one-of-a-kind originals that are much lower than retail gallery prices from famous masters like Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, Alex Katz, and combined with our own children masterpieces will surely please all that attend.

Honoring Edward Nitkewicz and all of his tireless efforts in defending the special needs community, we are excited to share this amazing night as we raise money to help teach students about digital art and the importance of communication and creativity in life!

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Lichtenstein Selfie Portraits


Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was an American POP Artist who during the 1960’s really transformed the  art scene with his giant comic art and parody through POP messaging. He studied at Oho State University and eventually got his Masters in art and later taught on and off for ten years. In 1951, Lichtenstein had his first exhibition at the Calbech Gallery in New York. He moved to in the same year, where he remained for six years, although he frequently traveled back to New York. 

His first work to feature the large-scale use of hard-edged figures and Ben-Day dots was Look Mickey 1961, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. This piece came from a challenge from one of his sons, who pointed to a Mickey Mouse comic book and said; “I bet you can’t paint as good as that, eh, Dad?”In the same year he produced six other works with recognizable characters from gum wrappers and cartoons.
His art has gone on to sell for over $165 million dollars and is still questioned as original art, to us he took iconic imagery and popular items and made us look at it in a unique and transformed way!
Join us this week in doing Lichtenstein-style “SELFIE” Portraits
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Thank You For Attending Winter Wonderland For Love 2018!

Love was in the air at our annual Winter Wonderland for Love holiday celebration at the Spirit of Huntington. Once again, we were blessed to share this day with over 100 of our students and their families. A great time was had by all decorating cookies, making ornaments, snowflakes and our Wishes for the World chain for our tree, singing and dancing with Con, and creating holiday cards. And of course lots of pizza and desserts! A special thank you to the Stimson Middle School Jazz Choir who provided us with beautiful holiday songs and really put us all in the mood to celebrate.

Our Polar Express mural that the students painted was on display and the trains were running! During this holiday season we are counting our blessings and are truly grateful to be able to share our Spirit with so many wonderful children and their families who are so close to our hearts here at The Art Center. Wishing you a joyous 2019!

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“Artists Come Alive” Summer Camp 2018

Our “Artists Come Alive” Art Camp will be returning this summer! Check the flyer below for more information and how to register.

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ArtAbility 2018 Show

Come Celebrate diversity and talent with The Spirit of Huntington Art Center, ArtAbility 2018 Show
The first ever Creative Expression Art Show for students with Special Needs on Long Island!

• Visual Art (painting, drawing, sculpture)
• Photography (b&w, color digital, conventional)
• Music (original, short, composed)

Artists wanted for the first ever art show exclusively for students with special needs.

Have your artwork displayed in our beautiful facility, home of The Spirit of Huntington Art Center. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that provides children with special needs the opportunity for art and creative expression that can transform their lives.

Celebrate with a Reception and Art Show will be on Sunday, May 20 at 11:00am
Sponsored by a grant from the Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning

ArtAbility Entry, Rules & Eligibility, and Submission Forms:

ArtAbility Entry Form

ArtAbility Rules & Eligibility

ArtAbility Submission Form

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Class Cancellation

As a result of the inclement weather, Artists Come Alive will be cancelled for tomorrow, Friday, January 5. (As well as next Friday, January 12 for MLK weekend). Whitman CAT program will be held on Saturday at 10:30. Stay tuned for news on our our new revamped Artists Come Alive program! Stay warm and safe!

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Winter Wonderland For Love 2017

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with all of our students, parents, Veterans, and friends of the Spirit of Huntington Art Center. Our events include Dancing with Con, a performance by World Beat Rhythm, a custom train layout on display, tree decorating, cookie decorating, a holiday brass band performance and more!

Lots of delicious desserts, hot chocolate, and eggnog! Special dedication of the train mural to a young Army hero and honoring Anthony Martinelli with a Color Guard Flag Ceremony courtesy of the National Patriot Guard. Featuring the Holiday Brass Band with Tom Butterfield.

Kids & Family Celebration with Northport VA and Beacon House Veterans goes from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Mural Dedication & Color Guard Ceremony starts at 7:00 and goes to 7:30pm. The fun will continue from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Thank you to our sponsors, The Home Depot, HSBC Bank, Audio Planet and Ella Ella Francinella.

Hope to see you there!

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Spirit Spotlight: Ashlin Hanley

A girl scout since Kindergarten, Ashlin Hanley, who is now a Walt Whitman High School freshman, never ceases to aid her community. In her latest endeavor, and as an effort to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award, Hanley, 14, adopted the Spirit of Huntington Art Center and launched a supply drive to benefit the Center. Colored pencils, markers, paints, papers and brushes were among the myriad of items that were donated!

A dedicated member of Girl Scouts Troop 899 since its inception, Hanley has quite the background in volunteering. Last year, while a Stimson Middle School student in the Center’s acclaimed “Artists Come Alive” program, Ashlin’s idea to work with the Center came to life. The 50 hours required to earn a silver award were spent benefitting the Center in several ways. She saw that the Center could truly benefit from a supply drive, given that it is a not-for-profit organization.
From there, it became her objective to reach out to the community utilizing collection boxes, word of mouth, and social media to gather essential art materials.

Hanley also wrote, illustrated, and published her own original coloring book, entitled “A History of Portraits”. The book features reimagined illustrations of famous portraits that span five centuries of art history, which Ashlin has donated for distribution to the Art Center students. Hanley stated that her inspiration for creating the book stemmed from her involvement in the “Artists Come Alive” program, which studies and analyzes the work of famous artists throughout history. She also volunteered in the Center, and worked as a counselor at the Center’s summer art camp.

We, the staff of the Art Center, have been incredibly fortunate to work with such an altruistic individual. Ashlin is a diligent and intrinsically motivated worker with a great artistic mind.

We’d like to propose a huge thank you to Ashlin for her dedication to the supply drive and her willingness to strive to the furthest extent possible to keep the pursuit of art alive and running in South Huntington!

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Artists Come Alive Returns this Fall!

The Spirit of Huntington Art Center is now enrolling students for our “Artists Come Alive” class, where we study a famous artist and create artwork based on their techniques and styles. Sign up today!

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Spots are still available, so head on over to enrollment and send your child’s summer off with a great week of art and learning!

Summer Art Camp

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