This annual exhibit affords an opportunity for hundreds of students from across Long Island to display their artwork in a museum setting.
Art teachers from grades K through 12 were invited to submit up to two pieces, either created individually or by groups. This year’s exhibition includes 179 participating schools, many of which are new to the Long Island Museum! Traditionally, the theme, “Colors of Long Island,” allows for many creative interpretations. While some students refer to Long Island’s landscapes, others prefer to focus on the cultural diversity that makes Long Island so colorful. The varying interpretations of this theme are portrayed through many different media, including watercolors, sculptures, quilts, drawings, oil pastels, photographs and computer graphics. Below are some of the works from the 2017 Colors of Long Island exhibition, sponsored by Astoria Bank.