LVHS senior Chris Minafo was selected as one of Long Island’s Best Young Artists by the Heckscher Museum of Art. Chris’ artwork was one of only 80 pieces chosen for the exhibit from all Long Island high schools.

Chris was honored at an opening reception at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington and will have his artwork on exhibit through April 21, 2013.

Chris is a student in Mrs. DeFeo’s IB HL Visual Arts class and has had his pieces displayed at school and in various exhibits in the community. Mrs. Defeo said, “It has been a privilege to teach Chris. He is deserving of such an honor, as he is one of the most talented artists I know and it is fitting that his work be displayed in such a prestigious exhibit.”

“I have had the distinct privilege of seeing Chris develop his vision and technique over the course of seven years. He has always been an excellent technician,” said H. Thomas Hogan, LVCSD director of art. “What impresses me most is his unwavering dedication to his vision and purpose. His art speaks and shares so that you rarely walk away without gaining insight into the artist – a true achievement. ”

Congratulations to Chris!