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Valley Stream Succeeds at Olympics of the Visual Arts

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North and Central High School students represented Valley Stream at the Olympics for the Visual Arts, held on April 4 in Saratoga Springs. All participants demonstrated creativity, collaboration and talent, and the group from North earned a first place award in the painting category. 

Under the guidance of art teacher Allan Nafte, North students Alena Moreira, Katherine Cevada, Netania Muhammad, Kashmiraa Pandit and Eisha Nasar created a piece titled, “Not So Wrinkle in Time.” Inspired by M.C. Escher’s “Eight Heads” and “Sky and Water I,” the artists painted eight different heads that represented the present and future by fading in and out. They incorporated their theme of time throughout the artwork. 

According to the team, “Our solution turns to not only represent the turning of the clock arms, but so viewers can view both the current and future portraits, to symbolize the different perspectives people have on the passage of time.”

From Central, art teacher Mario Bakalov oversaw two groups that competed in the event. Mariel Louis-Jacques, Sharon Coreas, and Juliana Hernandez designed a wearable paper dress based on botanical beauty, while Gabriall Delavandhel, Samra Zahid, Melanie Oliva, Willow Chamblin and Gift Mbewe created an architectural model of an artist’s seaside studio. 
Saturday, June 15, 2019