Farmingville, NY - On October 29, 70 residents attended the Town of Brookhaven Youth Board’s first “Brookhaven’s Got Talent Student Art Show.” Students enrolled in seventh through twelfth grade were asked to submit summer-themed photos, paintings and/or drawings through Brookhaven Town’s website, and entries were accepted from late June through September 27. In total, 19 submissions were received from 15 students. The event took place in the second-floor lobby at Brookhaven Town Hall, where prints of the students’ art work are currently displayed for residents to view.
Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “The goal behind this initiative was to recognize and encourage young, talented artists in Brookhaven Town. We ended up having an intergenerational event where students were engaging with their peers, adults and seniors, sharing details about their art. It is gratifying to see so many residents coming out on a cold, rainy October night to view the students’ exceptional work and encourage their artistic talents.”
Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board Liaison to the Brookhaven Youth Bureau said, “The Youth Board did a great job of bringing the Brookhaven community together to celebrate the students’ art work. It is encouraging to see students from school districts throughout Brookhaven Town participate. The large turnout and positive feedback we received will certainly encourage these students to continue to pursue their artistic goals.”
For more information about the Town of Brookhaven Youth Board and programs offered by the Town Youth Bureau, please call 631-451-8011 or visit the Youth Bureau Web page.
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