Best Young Artists Show Off Talent

Three Smithtown students have been selected into the Heckscher Museum of Arts’ annual juried exhibition, Long Island’s Best: Young Artists. The work of West junior Laura Minet, West senior Griffin Reynolds and East senior Maria Impastato is currently on exhibit.

Impastato’s photograph “Veiled” was chosen for the exhibition. At the opening reception on April 16, Minet received an honorable mention for her pen drawing “The Raven.” Reynolds won an award of achievement in black and white for his marker drawing “First Avenue.”

The number of entries to this year's competition was a record-setting with 357 student works of art submitted from 53 high schools in Suffolk and Nassau counties. The juried selection narrowed the field of works of art created by 83 students representing 44 schools, which are featured in Long Island's Best. The exhibition is on view through May 15.