High school sophomore Alyssa Arena has embraced diversity through her artwork, which has been chosen for a selective art exhibit this month. 

The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding selected Alyssa’s piece as one of only 27 works to be displayed in the exhibit “Embracing Our Differences.”

The organization’s executive director, Steven Schrier, said the exhibit is “a meaningful effort to build a community that values peaceful coexistence and cultural understanding.”

The exhibit will be open from Oct. 16-29 at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. A reception for the artists will take place Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.